Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

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Damon Runyon's fairytale, sweet and funny, is told by director Frank Capra. Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New York as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for her apples --- he thinks they bring him luck. But Dave and girlfriend Queenie Martin need a lot more than luck when it turns out that Annie is in a jam and only they can help: Annie's daughter Louise, who has lived all her life in a Spanish convent, is coming to America with a Count and his son. The count's son wants to marry Louise, who thinks her mother is part of New York society. It's up to Dave and Queenie and their Runyonesque cronies to turn Annie into a lady and convince the Count and his son that they are hobnobbing with New York's elite.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 63% / Audience 72%

Rated Unrated,  2 hr 16 mins

GENRES
Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION
Frank Capra
CAST
Bette Davis  •  Glenn Ford  •  Hope Lange  •  Peter Falk

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Bette Davis Apple Annie
Glenn Ford Dave 'the Dude' Conway
Hope Lange Elizabeth "Queenie" Martin
Peter Falk Joy Boy
Thomas Mitchell Judge Henry G. Blake
Peter Mann Carlos Romero
Arthur O'Connell Count Alfonso Romero
Edward Everett Horton Hutchins
Mickey Shaughnessy Junior
Ann-Margret Louise
David Brian Governor
Sheldon Leonard Steve Darcey