Pocketful of Miracles Overview:

Pocketful of Miracles (1961) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Frank Capra and produced by Frank Capra, Glenn Ford and Joseph Sistrom.

Academy Awards 1961 --- Ceremony Number 34 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorPeter FalkNominated
Best Costume DesignEdith Head, Walter PlunkettNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Sammy CahnNominated
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Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

By Beatrice on May 1, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Pocketful of Miracles Directed by Frank Capra Written by Hal Kanter and Harry Tugend based on a screenplay by Robert Riskin and a story by Damon Runyon 1961/USA Franton Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Comparisons are odious. ?Without them, this is an entertaining and amusing Cinderella sto... Read full article


Lady for a Day (1933) and Pocketful of Miracles (1961) (Frank Capra)

By Judy on Oct 10, 2015 From Movie Classics

This is my contribution to the They Remade What ?! blogathon being organised by Phyllis Loves Classic Movies. Please do visit and read the other postings. Frank Capra first made his fairy tale of New York in black and white?in the early 1930s. Then he returned to it 28?years later?for a more light-h... Read full article


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Joy Boy: Does it still kinda get you right here?


Junior: She's like a cockroach what turned into a butterfly!


Joy Boy: What's with her?
Dave the Dude: Aah, she just wants a bunch of kids.
Joy Boy: Kids? Aw, they're mean when they get on that kick.


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Director Frank Capra wanted Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra to play Dave, and Shirley Jones for Queenie. After Glenn Ford was cast as Dave and helped finance the film through his production company, he asked for his girlfriend Hope Lange as Queenie.
Final film of Thomas Mitchell.
A variation of "Polly Wolly Doodle" is sung by Bette Davis' (Apple Annie) crew towards the end of the film as they are riding in a cab to see Ann-Margret off on her honeymoon. The same song is played on the harmonica by Lionel Barrymore (and Edward Arnold) in You Can't Take It with You.
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