Pocketful of Miracles


Action / Comedy / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 63%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 74%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 4911


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Ann-Margret as Louise
Peter Falk as Joy Boy
Bette Davis as Apple Annie
Glenn Ford as Dave the Dude
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927.01 MB
23.976 fps
2hr 16 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by DKosty123 8 / 10

Capra Last Directing Film

What's not too like.? Capra producing and directing. If there is a problem here, it is the huge egos of the cast. With Capra though, the egos of Bette Davis and others in a large big name cast are not carried over into the film.

Glenn Ford is a surprise as the top star, but he brings off that role pretty well. Hope Lang is not just good, but her beauty here is amazing as putting her into a dancing costume on stage is an amazing sight.

Of course there was a previous version of this starring Warren William in the 1930's but this film is not totally a remake. The cast is so great you really don't care. Peter Falk (Columbo) is great in support as are many others including Edward Everett Horton.

There is good comedy, and the music is really well done. Some critics of this were negative when this was released, but when I watched it, I was hard pressed to figure out why. This is an entertaining film. Sheldon Leonard is classic in this doing his big con man routine.

Reviewed by Robert J. Maxwell 5 / 10

Dave Da Dook Ties Da Knot.

A fairly tale out of Damon Runyon, a writer with whom everyone must touch bases now and again. Nobody can make up nicknames like Damon Runyon -- Dave the Duke, Sammy the Schtunk. This particular adaptation of his work by the renowned director Frank Capra tells the tale of Apple Annie (Bette Davis) a ragged street drunk who has a friendly relationship with Dave the Duke (Glenn Ford). Ford has just promoted his girl friend (Hope Lange) into a dancer and chanteuse in his night club and suddenly the shekels are rolling in. This invites the attention of Chicago gangster Steve Darcey (Sheldon Leonard) who wants to run New York now.

In the midst of this impending confrontation, Ford and his principal goons (Mickey Shaughnessy and Peter Falk) discover that Apple Annie has a daughter (Ann-Margaret) who has been living at a boarding school in Spain for years. Davis has made a sub rosa arrangement with the exclusive Marberry Hotel to mail Annie's letters from there and to pick up her daughter's letters at the same address. Ann-Margaret announces that she is now returning to New York with her aristocratic fiancé and his family, expecting to find Davis living in luxury at the opulent hotel.

Ford forgets about his confrontation with Leonard and devotes his time, money, and energy to seeing to it that Davis looks like a wealthy matriarch, borrowing an elaborate hotel suite from an absent buddy and calling in a horde of makeover people to re-do the tattered and raggedy bundle that Davis as become. The various ladies hustle Davis into the bedroom followed by Fritz Feld as the hair dresser. "Hey -- he can't go in dare!" says Falk. Lange, who is hustling them about, turns and replies, "It's all right. Honest, it's all RIGHT." Feld sneers at Falk and minces into the room. Feld is always good, always in small parts. He's the psychiatrist in "Bringing up Baby." ("The love impulse in men very frequently reveals itself in terms of conflict.")

There follow the usual complications. The pace is fast but the movie is really to long for the story, which would pack more of an emotional and ludic wallop if it were trimmed by about one quarter of its running time. No organic reason for Ann-Margaret to sing all the verses of "I Gave My Love a Cherry" a capella.

Glenn Ford does the best he can with the comic role and the frantic pace. He can be hilariously funny in the right context, as he was in "The Teahouse of the August Moon," but he's less convincing as a shady New York operator. He's not vulgar enough. He sounds as if he's been graduated from college. A handsomer Edward G. Robinson is called for. Hope Lange, on the other hand, is a real surprise. He forte is looking winsome and shy. This role takes her from a girl in a raincoat quietly pleading for favor, to a brassy show-business type with a loud (but never coarse) voice. She's quite pretty, and she kept her looks for years. She was my very appealing co-star in "Blue Velvet." I never managed to lay eyes on her during the shoot.

Reviewed by Edgar Allan Pooh 7 / 10

Those unfamiliar with the basics of U.S. History . . .

. . . may just see this flick as Peter Falk's chance to pick up an Oscar Nod for inventing the Bob De Niro\Al Pacino\Sylvester Stallone Branch of Italian Stallion Acting. The Deplorable Products of U.S. Strongman Vlad "The Mad Russian" Putin's American Secretary of Miseducation (Billionairess Betsy "Amway Calling" DeVos and her chains of For-Profit Charter Brainwashing Shacks) won't know the rest of the POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES story. POCKETFUL marks the final stages of Director Frank Capra's schizophrenic break with Reality. After an early Tinseltown career focused upon championing the Little Guy for low-rent movie studios (culminating with IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE), Capra signed a pact with Satan to destroy most of Hollywood by starring himself in IT'S A WEASEL's LIFE. Joining forces with fellow rat finks and closet KGB-controlled thugs such as John Ford, Elia Kazan, Ronald Reagan, Charlton Heston, Ward Bond, and the latter's sidekick Marion Mitchell "Il Duce" Morrison, Capra helped to jail or assassinate countless film giants including Dalton Trumbo, John Garfield, Errol Flynn, Anne Revere, Kirk Douglas, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz. POCKETFUL represents the victims of Capra's Cabal through "Apple Annie's" Beggars Guild. Capra anticipates Putin's successful U.S. Putsch through the Fat Cat One Per Centers threatening Annie's Family. His hurried POCKETFUL conclusion implying that these two groups can cooperate toward a common goal reeks of the Real Life insanity tearing apart Capra's mind by the 1960s as it dawned upon him that his Younger Self would have committed suicide in a heartbeat rather than willingly allow the Geriatric Witch Hunter he'd become to irrevocably tarnish his formerly Good Name.

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