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Annie
- Albert Finney

Overview - A red-haired mop-top orphan (Aileen Quinn), yearning to break out of her dreary life in an orphanage run by an iron-fisted, boozy matron (Carol Burnett), charms billionaire Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks (Albert Finney) into adopting her--but what she really wants is to find her real parents.  Read more...

 
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Overview

A red-haired mop-top orphan (Aileen Quinn), yearning to break out of her dreary life in an orphanage run by an iron-fisted, boozy matron (Carol Burnett), charms billionaire Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks (Albert Finney) into adopting her--but what she really wants is to find her real parents. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Original Score.

Cast List

Ralph Burns - American Composer
Tim Curry - British Actor/Singer, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975)
Carol Burnett - Actress, comedienne, THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW
Geoffrey Holder - Dancer/Actor/Choreography
Thomas Meehan
Bernadette Peters - Tony winning Film and stage actress
Bernadette Lazzara - Tony winning Film and stage actress
Edward Herrmann - American Actor
Harold Gray - Creator of "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip
Ray Stark - American Producer/Agent
Charles Strouse - American Composer
Aileen Quinn - American Child Actress
Albert Finney - Oscar winning actor
Ann Reinking - American Dancer/Actress
Theoni V. Aldredge - Costume designer
John Huston - Oscar winning American director/writer/actor
Dale Hennesy
Carol Sobieski - Screenwriter, SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL
Richard Moore - Director/DP

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 87
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 043396095328
  • Genre: Family
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: May 2012

Related Categories:
Movies > Musical & Performing Arts
Movies > Musicals

Related Keywords:
Adventure
Family Interaction
Rags To Riches
Comic Book
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Synopsis:
A little girl, stuck in an orphanage run by a bitter, hard-drinking spinster, is saved by a wealthy man through a "Rent-An-Orphan for Christmas" program. The billionaire, won over by Annie's spunk and "joie de vivre," adopts her, and they live happily ever after in his mansion.

Notes:
Based on the hugely successful Broadway musical, the film cost an estimated $52 million to make. Shot in Metrocolor and Panavision. Harold Gray is the creator of the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie."

Reviews:
"...A no-expense-spared tribute to the Music Hall and the kind of show business it represents....They don't build movies like this anymore." - 05/21/1982 New York Times, p.C4


"[U]ndeniably charming..." - 03/01/2004 Premiere, p.96-7


4 stars out of 5 -- "Huston's film is as much an ode to musicals as it is to movies..." - 01/31/2013 Total Film

 
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