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Mary Poppins (1964)



Critic Consensus: A lavish modern fairy tale celebrated for its amazing special effects, catchy songs, and Julie Andrews's legendary performance in the title role.

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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 (Dick Van Dyke), the spirited nanny turns every chore into a game and every day into a "Jolly Holiday."

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Julie Andrews
as Mary Poppins
Glynis Johns
as Mrs. Banks
Ed Wynn
as Uncle Albert
Reta Shaw
as Mrs. Brill
Karen Dotrice
as Jane Banks
Elsa Lanchester
as Katie Nanna
Arthur Treacher
as Constable Jones
Reginald Owen
as Admiral Boom
Jane Darwell
as Bird Woman
Arthur Malet
as Mr. Dawes Jr.
Don Barclay
as Mr. Binnacle
Alma Lawton
as Mrs. Corry
Marjorie Eaton
as Miss Persimmon
Cyril Delevanti
as Mr. Grubbs
Lester Matthews
as Mr. Tomes
Clive L. Halliday
as Mr. Mousely
Doris Lloyd
as Depositor
Sam Harris
as Citizen
James Logan
as Bank Doorman
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Critic Reviews for Mary Poppins

All Critics (55) | Top Critics (15)

There is nothing wrong with good, clean fantasy, if there is some sort of explanation to make it more than just a succession of camera tricks.

February 2, 2021 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Mary Poppins is a picture that is, more than most, a triumph of many individual contributions. And its special triumph is that it seems to be the work of a single, cohesive intelligence.

December 17, 2018 | Full Review…

As the magical nanny who turns life upside down for her charges in Edwardian England, Julie Andrews maintains a stiff upper lip that dries out some of the Disney schmaltz.

November 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Van Dyke's energy is prodigious (especially when he leaps around with a gang of sooty chimney-sweeps on the London rooftops) and the songs are classics.

January 1, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Whether the movie's message is Travers-approved or not, the emphasis on joy and empathy proves heartening, even today.

December 9, 2013 | Rating: 4.5/5

The sets are luxuriant, the songs lilting, the scenario witty but impeccably sentimental, and the supporting cast only a pinfeather short of perfection.

April 24, 2009 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Mary Poppins

Commanded by the charming, elegant Julie Andrews (who won Best Actress for the role) Mary Poppins serves as a benchmark of Walt Disney's timeless classics with its colorful musical numbers, wholehearted tones and vibrant joy. 4.2/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer


One of Disney's best musicals to date, with a good story to follow as well. A real classic.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

A magical Disney film that marvels us with fantastic special effects, a splendid combination of live action and animation, an unforgettable performance by Julie Andrews and a great amount of memorable musical numbers that stay in our heads and make us hum them for hours after the movie is over.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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