“Mary Poppins” quotes

(1964)
Movie Mary Poppins
Title Mary Poppins
Year 1964
Director Robert Stevenson
Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Plot – Great confusion rules over the Banks household: the nanny has quit over the two rather lively children. The father, not believing much in the attempts of his naive wife to look for a new nanny, takes control of the situation and has an ad published in the “Times”. While a long queue of candidates is waiting to be interviewed by Mr. Banks, a girl drops from the sky called by a strange letter written by the children. She introduces herself to the head of the house and after asking him few questions, without waiting to be interviewed in turn, she declares that she will test the family for a week and after that she will decide whether to accept the job or not. During the trial period, to the great delight of the two children, all sorts of misadventure happen to the Banks: Mr. Banks even gets fired. And soon enough the family learns what is the right tune of quiet and serenity: everything will turn out for the best and Mary Poppins will return to where she came from.
All actors – Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Reta Shaw, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Elsa Lanchester, Arthur Treacher, Reginald Owen, Ed Wynn, Jane Darwell, Arthur Malet, James Logan, Don Barclay, Alma Lawton, Marjorie Eaton, Marjorie Bennett, , Walter Bacon, Frank Baker, Robert Banas, Marc Breaux, Art Bucaro, Daws Butler, Cyril Delevanti, George DeNormand, Harvey Evans, Paul Frees, Betty Lou Gerson, Clive Halliday, Sam Harris, David Hillary Hughes, Bill Lee, Queenie Leonard, Doris Lloyd, Lester Matthews, Sean McClory, Mathew McCue, Dal McKennon, Hans Moebus, King Mojave, Alan Napier, Marni Nixon, J. Pat O'Malley, George Pelling, Thurl Ravenscroft, Richard M. Sherman, Skippy, Bert Stevens, Hal Taggart, Larri Thomas, Ginny Tyler
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  • “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, the medicine go down, the medicine go down. Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, in the most delightful way.”
    Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
  • Our daughters' daughters will adore us and they'll sing in grateful chorus, "Well done, sister suffragettes."
    Glynis Johns - Mrs. Banks
    [Tag:memory, rights, women]
  • “- Mr. Banks: Just a moment, Mary Poppins. What is the meaning of this outrage?
    - Mary Poppins: I beg your pardon?
    - Mr. Banks: Will you be good enough to explain all this?
    - Mary Poppins: First of all, I would like to make one thing quite clear.
    - Mr. Banks: Yes?
    - Mary Poppins: I never explain anything. ”

    David Tomlinson - Mr. Banks
    Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
  • “- Mary Poppins: Silence please, it's time to go to sleep.
    - Jane: Oh we couldn't possibly go to sleep, so many lovely and excited things happened today!
    - Mary Poppins: Did they?
    - Jane: Yes! When we jumped into Bert's chalk picture!
    - Michael: And we rode the merry-go-round, and the horses jumped off...
    - Jane: And we all went riding down the...” (continue)
    (continue reading)

    Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
    Karen Dotrice - Jane Banks
    Matthew Garber - Michael Banks
  • “- George Banks: Ellen?
    - Ellen: Yes sir?
    - George Banks: Tell the other applicants they may go, the position has been filled.
    - Ellen: The others, sir?
    - George Banks: Yes, the others! How many nannies does she think we need in this house?
    - Ellen: [to Andrew] The position has been filled.”

    David Tomlinson - Mr. Banks
    Hermione Baddeley - The Domestic
    [Tag:job, magic]
  • “- Mrs. Banks: As a matter of fact, since you hired Mary Poppins, the most extraordinary things seem to have come over the household.
    - Mr. Banks: Is that so?
    - Mrs. Banks: Take Ellen, for instance. She hasn't broken a dish all morning.
    - Mr. Banks: Really? Well, that is extraordinary.”

    Glynis Johns - Mrs Banks
    David Tomlinson - Mr. Banks
    [Tag:efficiency, magic]
  • “- Parrot Umbrella: Awk, that's gratitude for you. Didn't even say goodbye?
    - Mary Poppins: No, they didn't.
    - Parrot Umbrella: Look at them! You know, they think more of their father than they do of you!
    - Mary Poppins: That's as it should be.
    - Parrot Umbrella: Well, don't you care?
    - Mary Poppins: Practically perfect people never permit...” (continue)
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    David Tomlinson - Parrot Umbrella
    Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
  • “Close your mouth, please, Michael. We are not a codfish.”
    Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
    [Tag:wit, wonder]
  • As I expected. "Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way."

    Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
  • “- Bert: It's true that Mavis and Sybil have ways that are winning, and Prudence and Gwendolyn set your heart spinning! Phoebe's delightful, Maude is disarming...
    - Penguins: Janice, Felicia, Lydia...
    - Bert: ...charming! Cynthia's dashing, Vivian's sweet! Stephanie's smashing, Priscilla's a treat.
    - Penguins: Veronica, Millicent, Agnes, and...” (continue)
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    Dick Van Dyke - Bert
    James MacDonald - Penguins
  • “- Jane: Lime cordial, delicious!
    - Michael: Strawberry! Mmm.
    - Mary Poppins: Rum punch! Quite satisfactory [hiccup].”

    Karen Dotrice - Jane Banks
    Matthew Garber - Michael Banks
    Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
  • “- Bert: All right, I'll do it myself!
    - Mary Poppins: Do what?
    - Bert: Bit o' magic!
    - Michael: A bit of magic?
    - Bert: It's easy! Let's see... You think [he, Jane, and Michael do so], you wink [they do it], you do a double blink [they do it], you close your eyes... and jump [they jump onto the drawing but nothing happens]
    - Jane: Is something...” (continue)
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    Dick Van Dyke - Bert
    Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
    Matthew Garber - Michael Banks
    Karen Dotrice - Jane Banks
  • “We're clearly soldiers in petticoats, and dauntless crusaders for women's a-votes! Though we adore men individually, we agree that as a group they're rather stupid.”
    Glynis Johns - Mrs. Banks
    [Tag:rights, singing, women]
  • “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and the job's a game!”
    Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
    [Tag:ease, wisdom, working]
  • “Never judge things by their appearance... even carpetbags. I'm sure I never do.”
    Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
  • “- Bert: Bert'll take care of you, just like I was your own father. Now who's after you?
    - Jane: Father is.
    - Bert: What!?”

    Dick Van Dyke - Bert
    Karen Dotrice - Jane Banks
  • “Spit-spot!”

    Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
  • “- Horseman: [saluting] View halloo!
    - Horse: [also saluting] Oh, yes, definitely. A view halloo.
    - Fox: View halloo?
    - [the horseman blows his bugle and the others pursue the fox]
    - Fox: Faith and begora, 'tis them Redcoats again!”

    J. Pat O'Malley - Horseman
    J. Pat O'Malley - Horse
    Dal McKennon - Fox
    [Tag:hunting, magic]
  • “- Mrs. Banks: I'm sorry, dear, but when I chose Katie Nanna, I thought she would be firm with the children. She looked so solemn and cross.
    - George Banks: My dear, never confuse efficiency with a liver complaint.”

    Glynis Johns - Mrs Banks
    David Tomlinson - Mr. Banks
  • “- Bert: Let's sit down. You know, begging your pardon, but the one my heart goes out to is your father. There he is, in that cold heartless bank day after day, hammed in by mounds of cold heartless money. I don't like to see any living thing caged up.
    - Jane: Father in a cage?
    - Bert: They makes cages of all sizes and shapes, you know....” (continue)
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    Dick Van Dyke - Bert
    Karen Dotrice - Jane Banks
  • “- Jane: Mary Poppins, we won't let you go!
    - Mary Poppins: Go? What on earth are you talking about?
    - Michael: Didn't you get sacked?
    - Mary Poppins: Sacked? Certainly not. I am never sacked!
    - Jane: Oh, Mary Poppins!
    - Jane, Michael: Hurrah, hurray, hurray, hurray, hurray, hurray...
    - Mary Poppins: Neither am I a Maypole. Kindly stop spinning...” (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Karen Dotrice - Jane Banks
    Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
    Matthew Garber - Michael Banks
  • “We better keep an eye on this one. She's tricky.”

    Matthew Garber - Michael Banks
    [Tag:suspicion]
  • “That's a pie crust promise; easily made, easily broken!”
    Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
  • “- Lady in the Bank: There's something wrong, the bank won't give someone their money.
    - Depositor: Well, I'm going to get mine. Come along, young man, every penny! ”

    Queenie Leonard - Lady in the Bank
    Doris Lloyd - Depositor
  • “Supercalafragalisticexpealadocious.”
    Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
    [Tag:happiness, words]
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