Mary Poppins (movie)

1964 film directed by Robert Stevenson
(Redirected from Mary Poppins (film))

Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical movie starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. It was produced by Walt Disney. It was based on the story of destiny Mary Poppins and the Mary Poppins book series by P. L. Travers. It was shot at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.

Mary Poppins
Directed byRobert Stevenson
Screenplay byBill Walsh
Don DaGradi
Produced byWalt Disney
StarringJulie Andrews
Dick Van Dyke
David Tomlinson
Glynis Johns
Karen Dotrice
Matthew Garber
CinematographyEdward Colman
Edited byCotton Warburton
Music byRichard M. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman (Songs)
Irwin Kostal
Distributed byBuena Vista Film Distribution Company
Release date
  • August 27, 1964 (1964-08-27)
Running time
139 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$102,272,727[1]

Julie Andrews won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Mary Poppins. The movie also won Oscars for Best Movie Editing, Original Music Score, Best Song for "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and Best Visual Effects. The movie received a total of 13 nominations.

The movie is about a family named Banks that live in London of 1910. The family members are George Banks - a serious man that works in the bank, Winifred Banks - a Women's rights activist, and their children Jane and Michael.

George Banks is busy in his bank work while Winifred is busy in her Women's rights activities and both of them almost never dedicate time for their children but instead keep them with different nannies. When one of the nannies named Katie quits the job, Mr. Banks begins to search for a different nanny. At night, the children write their father a letter that describes the kind of nanny they want, but he then rips the letter and throws it into the fire and writes for himself the kind of nanny that he wants, someone that is serious and arranged.

Many nannies come to the house in order to be chosen as the nanny but the strong wind blows them all away. At the same time the children who are looking from the window see a woman flying into their house, named Mary Poppins and she is the kind of nanny the children really wanted. With her magic and love she takes care of the children and takes them to special adventures. In the beginning Mr. Banks does not like the way she takes care of the children but later in the movie she manages (is able to do something, especially something difficult) to connect between him and the children and makes the Banks family all happy again.



Mary Poppins is the most Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated Disney movie in history.



  1. Mary Poppins at Box Office Mojo Mary Poppins (1964) - Box Office Mojo

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