Pocketful of Miracles (1961)




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This sentimental situation comedy begins with Dave the Dude (Glenn Ford) buying his daily apple from down and out street vendor Apple Annie (Bette Davis). Dave is a superstitious gangster who becomes alarmed when Annie and her apple cart are absent from her usual corner. He searches for her and finds the despondent vendor drunk in the gutter. Annie is upset because her daughter (Ann-Margret) will soon visit with her fiancee and is under the impression her mother is a lady of wealth and high … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Hal Kanter, Harry Tugend, Jimmy Cannon
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On DVD: Sep 18, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for Pocketful of Miracles

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | November 21, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This commercial bomb turned out to be Capra's swan song.

Full Review… | May 22, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Capra's last movie--a lot better than given credit for

August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A painful experience, particularly considering the source (director: Frank Capra)

Full Review… | November 9, 2001
Apollo Guide

June 28, 2005

Audience Reviews for Pocketful of Miracles

Franks Capra's last movie is a affectionate comedy drama about an aging apple-seller who passes herself off as a woman of wealth in order to impress her daughter. Wonderful performances (Peter Falk was nominated for an Oscar) is somewhat undone by film's extreme 136min length.

Mark Hobin

Super Reviewer


wonderful fairy tale

jay nixon

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I loved it and especially the way she cleaned the apple for Glen. They pulled it off and she got to see her daughter. Had me worried for awhile but everyone played their role. Love was in the air.

Danette/Dani Andersen

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