Pocketful of Miracles

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Pocketful of Miracles ★★★ 1961

Capra's final film, a remake of his 1933 “Lady for a Day,” is just as corny and sentimental but doesn't work quite as well. Davis is delightful as Apple Annie, a down-on-her-luck street vendor who will go to any extreme to hide her poverty from the well-married daughter she adores. Ford is terrific as the man who transforms Annie into a lady in time for her daughter's visit. Touching. Maybe too touching. Also marks Ann-Margret's film debut. 136m/C VHS, DVD . Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Peter Falk, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell, Ann-Margret, Thomas Mitchell, Jack Elam, Edward Everett Horton, David Brian, Mickey Shaughnessy; D: Frank Capra; W: Hal Kanter, Harry Tugend; C: Robert J. Bronner; M: Walter Scharf. Golden Globes '62: Actor—Mus./Comedy (Ford).