Pocketful of Miracles (1961) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Pocketful of Miracles (1961)




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In this film, Apple Annie is a besotted, rag-clad street vendor. Annie's daughter Louise is under the impression that Annie is a high-society dowager. When Louise proposes a visit, Annie enlists the help of her gangster friend to pass as a woman of means.

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Bette Davis
as Apple Annie
Glenn Ford
as Dave the Dude
Hope Lange
as Queenie Martin
Arthur O'Connell
as Count Alfonso Romero
Peter Falk
as Joy Boy
Thomas Mitchell
as Judge Henry G. Blake
Edward Everett Horton
as Hutchins, the Butler
David Brian
as Governor
Sheldon Leonard
as Steve Darcey
Peter Mann
as Carlos Romero
Barton MacLane
as Police Commissioner
John Litel
as Police Inspector McCrary
Jay Novello
as Cortega, the Spanish Consul
Fritz Feld
as Pierre
Ellen Corby
as Soho Sal
Gavin Gordon
as Mr. Cole, the Hotel Manager
Benny Rubin
as Flyaway
Jack Elam
as Cheesecake
Mike Mazurki
as Big Mike
Hayden Rorke
as Capt. Moore
Doodles Weaver
as Pool player
Paul E. Burns
as Mallethead
Tom Fadden
as Herbie
Byron Foulger
as Lloyd, the Assistant Hotel Manager
Betty Bronson
as the Mayor's Wife
Romo Vincent
as Kidnapped Reporter
Willis Bouchey
as Newspaper Editor
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Critic Reviews for Pocketful of Miracles

All Critics (10)

Some fine performances can be found within this screwball, but it is largely dictated by an awkward tone and a testing languorous pace. For Capra completists only.

September 21, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I'm probably in a minority about this one but I found it forced and corny, and far too long for its slender story.

December 2, 2019 | Full Review…

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

May 22, 2009 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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

August 21, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

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

November 9, 2001 | Rating: 52/100

Audience Reviews for Pocketful of Miracles

A top tier cast in Capra's swan song delivers the goods in this urban fantasy that cleverly carries the old moral that it's better to give than receive. While everyone's good in this (nearly half the pleasure is in recognizing who's who in the group) (and Peter Falk did snag a supporting Oscar nomination) it's Bette Davis's transformation at the center that powers the heart of this big, happy puppy let loose in your home.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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
Mark Hobin

Super Reviewer


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jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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