Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

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.

Directing:
  • Frank Capra

Writing:
  • Robert Riskin
  • Damon Runyon
  • Hal Kanter

Stars:
Release Date: 1961-12-18
themoviedb icon 7.4/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | Español
  • Runtime: 136
  • Budget: $2,900,000
  • Revenue: $5,000,000

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Sheldon Leonard
Sheldon Leona...
Steve Darcey
Paul E. Burns
Paul E. Burns
Mallethead (uncredited)
Jerome Cowan
Jerome Cowan
Mayor
Grace Lee Whitney
Grace Lee Whi...
Queenie's 'Broad' in Black Dress (uncredited)
Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
Dave 'the Dude' Conway
Bette Davis
Bette Davis
Apple Annie
Hope Lange
Hope Lange
Elizabeth "Queenie" Martin
Arthur O'Connell
Arthur O'Conn...
Count Alfonso Romero
Peter Falk
Peter Falk
Joy Boy
Thomas Mitchell
Thomas Mitche...
Judge Henry G. Blake
Edward Everett Horton
Edward Everet...
Hutchins
Mickey Shaughnessy
Mickey Shaugh...
Junior
David Brian
David Brian
Governor
Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret
Louise
Barton MacLane
Barton MacLan...
Police Commissioner (as Barton Maclane)
John Litel
John Litel
Police Inspector McCrary
Jay Novello
Jay Novello
Cortego
Frank Ferguson
Frank Ferguso...
Newspaper Editor
Willis Bouchey
Willis Bouche...
Newspaper Editor
Fritz Feld
Fritz Feld
Pierre
Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
Soho Sal
Gavin Gordon
Gavin Gordon
Mr. Cole
Benny Rubin
Benny Rubin
Flyaway
Jack Elam
Jack Elam
Cheesecake
Mike Mazurki
Mike Mazurki
Big Mike
Hayden Rorke
Hayden Rorke
Police Captain Moore
Doodles Weaver
Doodles Weave...
Pool Player
Betty Bronson
Betty Bronson
Mayor's Wife (uncredited)
Marc Cavell
Marc Cavell
Young reporter at dock (uncredited)
Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
Pedestrian Entering Queenie Martin's Club (uncredited)
Byron Foulger
Byron Foulger
Lloyd (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard
Kermit Maynar...
Newspaper Editor (uncredited)
'Snub' Pollard
'Snub' Pollar...
Knuckles (uncredited)
Amanda Randolph
Amanda Randol...
Annie's Neighbor (uncredited)
George E. Stone
George E. Sto...
Shimkey (uncredited)
Dick Wessel
Dick Wessel
Governor of Florida (uncredited)
Tom Fadden
Tom Fadden
Herbie - Hotel Employee (uncredited)
Bert Stevens
Bert Stevens
Dock Extra (uncredited)
Harry Wilson
Harry Wilson
Slop - Pretends to be Governor of Utah (uncredited)
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