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.
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
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
Carol Sobieski - Screenwriter, SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL
Richard Moore - Director/DP
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.
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."
"...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