Mary Poppins (1964)

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“Practically Perfect In Every Way” Mary Poppins flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of two mischievous children. With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert, the spirited nanny turns every chore into a game and every day into a “Jolly Holiday.”

‘Mary Poppins’ Movie Summary

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Mary Poppins (1964)Disney’s Mary Poppin’s combines music, live action, and animation to share P.L. Travers’ beloved story of Jane and Michael Banks, two children craving the attention of their active parents. Mr. George Banks is an overtaxed bank employee. His easily distracted wife, Winifred is active in the women’s suffrage movement in England.

Jane and Michael plead with their father to help them fix a broken kite. Mr. Banks refuses, preferring to leave the care of his children to a nanny. The children turn to mischief to receive the notice they require.

Through magical circumstances, Nanny Mary Poppins umbrella drops into the Bank’s home and their lives will be forever changed.

Mary teaches the children that a”spoonful of sugar” makes medicine and chores sweeter. “It’s a jolly holiday with Mary.” With Mary’s old friend Bert, they all explore the supercalifragilisticexpealidocius streets, parks, and rooftops of Edwardian London.

Mary’s influence extends to Mr. and Mrs. Banks, helping them to realize what they are missing by neglecting a relationship with their precocious children. George fixes the children’s broken kite and after a kerfuffle, becomes a junior partner of the bank.

As the wind changes, Mary Poppins finds her work is done and she umbrellas away as Bert says- “hopefully not for too long.”

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Buena Vista Distribution Company, Inc. released Mary Poppins on August 27, 1964. Robert Stevenson directed the film starring Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson.

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