May 10th, 2013: Mary Poppins (1964)

Mary Poppins

Cast and Crew: Walt Disney (Producer); Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester, Ed Wynn, Jane Darwell, Arthur Malet, Alan Napier, Marnie Nixon

What It’s About: In Edwardian England, the Banks family is in trouble.  Mr. Banks (David Tomlinson) is a cold and distant banker who wants order in his family.  Mrs. Banks (Glynis Johns) is wrapped up in her work demanding suffrage for women.  Young Jane (Karen Dotrice) and Michael (Matthew Garber) terrorize their nannies…that is, until Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) arrives…

Why Watch It Today?:  Today is Provider Appreciation Day.  Have you thanked your child care provider?

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