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.

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  • Frank Capra
  • Robert Riskin
  • Damon Runyon
  • Hal Kanter
themoviedb icon 7.3/10

  • Release Date: 1961-12-18
  • Language: English | Español
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 136 minutes
  • Budget: $2,900,000
  • Revenue: $5,000,000
  • Company : -
  • Views: 145

Pocketful of Miracles Cast & Crew

Jay Novello


Fritz Feld


Glenn Ford

Dave 'the Dude' Conway

Jack Elam


Ellen Corby

Soho Sal

Barton MacLane

Police Commissioner (as Barton Maclane)

Peter Falk

Joy Boy

John Litel

Police Inspector McCrary

David Brian


Hope Lange

Elizabeth "Queenie" Martin

Bette Davis

Apple Annie

Arthur O'Connell

Count Alfonso Romero

Thomas Mitchell

Judge Henry G. Blake

Sheldon Leonard

Steve Darcey



Frank Ferguson

Newspaper Editor

Willis Bouchey

Newspaper Editor

Gavin Gordon

Mr. Cole

Benny Rubin


Mike Mazurki

Big Mike

Hayden Rorke

Police Captain Moore

Doodles Weaver

Pool Player

Betty Bronson

Mayor's Wife (uncredited)

Paul E. Burns

Mallethead (uncredited)

Marc Cavell

Young reporter at dock (uncredited)

Tom Fadden

Herbie - Hotel Employee (uncredited)

Bess Flowers

Pedestrian Entering Queenie Martin's Club (uncredited)

Byron Foulger

Lloyd (uncredited)

Kermit Maynard

Newspaper Editor (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard

Knuckles (uncredited)

Amanda Randolph

Annie's Neighbor (uncredited)

George E. Stone

Shimkey (uncredited)

Dick Wessel

Governor of Florida (uncredited)

Grace Lee Whitney

Queenie's 'Broad' in Black Dress (uncredited)

Harry Wilson

Slop - Pretends to be Governor of Utah (uncredited)

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