Pocketful of Miracles (1961) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Frank Capra and produced by Frank Capra, Glenn Ford and Joseph Sistrom.
Capra's star-studded, sentimental final film is a remake of his 1934 Lady for a Day and both are based on the hoary Damon Runyon tale. An aging apple-seller (Davis) passes herself off as a woman of wealth in order to help her daughter marry into a well-to-do family. Assisting her in the comic charade is a motley group of small-time gangsters led by a disarming Falk. Ann-Margaret made her film debut.
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Academy Awards 1961 --- Ceremony Number 34 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||Peter Falk||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Edith Head, Walter Plunkett||Nominated|
|Best Music - Song||Music by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn||Nominated|
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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.
According to the Bette Davis biography, 'Fasten Your Seatbelts', the actress was furious when she read a Glenn Ford interview in which the actor claimed to have gotten her the part because of the boost she had given him years before in A Stolen Life. Davis is quoted as saying, "Who is that son of a bitch that he should say he helped me have a comeback! That shitheel wouldn't have helped me out of a sewer!"
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