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

By Dan Day, Jr. on Dec 26, 2020 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Being this is the holiday season, the movie IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE gets discussed often. What doesn't get discussed nearly enough is what happened to the career of that film's director, Frank Capra, after it was made. Capra is one of my favorite movie directors of all time, and in the 1930s he made a... Read full article


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: I ain't gonna marry her! An' y'know why? 'Cause my wife don't like it when I go around marryin' people! She's funny that way!


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


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


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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.
Before Bette Davis accepted the role, Shirley Booth was Capra's first choice for Apple Annie. Booth viewed the original version of the film, Lady for a Day, and informed director Frank Capra that there was no way she could match the Oscar-nominated performance of May Robson in the original film, and politely declined the role.
At one point, Apple Annie waves across the street to an unseen acquaintance called "Tallulah" who is opening in a play - an in-joke reference to Bette Davis' long-running feud with Tallulah Bankhead.
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