Mary Poppins (1964)

Mary Poppins (1964), directed by Robert Stevenson.

First time for me!

Remarkably lush, detailed and rich-looking children's musical from Disney. Gorgeous color and nice effects. Some spectacular dance numbers.

Julie Andrews is, as always, bright and shiny. Dick van Dyke (awful accent!) is an odd case: he has such a familiar comic face, but in some of the close-ups looks like a different person. He can dance too.

Two and a quarter hours; maybe a bit long.