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Peter Pan (1960)

In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael, and John Darling.

Director:

Vincent J. Donehue

Writers:

Jerome Robbins (adaptation), J.M. Barrie (based on the play by) (as Sir James M. Barrie)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Martin ... Peter Pan
Cyril Ritchard ... Mr. Darling / Captain Hook
Lynn Fontanne ... Narrator
Maureen Bailey Maureen Bailey ... Wendy / Jane
Margalo Gillmore ... Mrs. Darling
Sondra Lee ... Tiger Lily
Joe E. Marks Joe E. Marks ... Smee
Norman Shelly Norman Shelly ... Nana / Crocodile
Joey Trent Joey Trent ... John
Kent Fletcher ... Michael
Jacqueline Mayro Jacqueline Mayro ... Liza
Edmund Gaynes Edmund Gaynes ... Slightly
Bill Snowden Bill Snowden ... Curly
Carson Woods Carson Woods ... Nibs
Benedict Herrman Benedict Herrman ... First Twin (as Brad Herrman)
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Storyline

In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael, and John Darling. With a sprinkling of pixie dust, Peter and his new friends fly out the nursery window and over London to Never-Never Land. The children experience many wonderful and exciting adventures with the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily's Indian tribe, and Peter's arch enemy, the dastardly pirate Captain Hook. Written by David Mullich <dmullich@aol.com>

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Trivia

Cyril Ritchard won the 1955 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Featured Actor in a Musical for playing the same roles that he did in this production. See more »

Goofs

During "I've Gotta Crow", when Mary Martin bends over and looks between her legs, we can see her tights are ripped down the middle. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Some say that as we grow up, we become different people at different ages, but I don't believe this. I think we remain the same throughout, merely passing in these years from one room, to another, but always in the same house. If we unlock the rooms of the far past, we can look in and see ourselves beginning to become you and me.
WendyJohn: [dressed up like their parents and dancing] One-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three.
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Connections

Referenced in Leave It to Beaver: Beaver's Graduation (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Distant Melody
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Music by Jule Styne
Sung by Mary Martin
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To me, the undisputed champion of Peter Pan films.
4 January 2004 | by FentonMeiksSee all my reviews

This is truly a magical movie. The singing, the colors, the flying. Mary Martin embodies Peter Pan so gracefully and whimsically that I cannot imagine this character as played by anyone else. I view this Peter Pan as the best and most classic depiction of the boy who never grew up.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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