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.

  1. Frank Capra


  2. Robert Riskin


  3. Damon Runyon


  4. Hal Kanter


  5. Harry Tugend


Top Billed Cast

  1. Glenn Ford

    Glenn Ford

    Dave 'the Dude' Conway

  2. Bette Davis

    Bette Davis

    Apple Annie

  3. Hope Lange

    Hope Lange

    Elizabeth "Queenie" Martin

  4. Arthur O'Connell

    Arthur O'Connell

    Count Alfonso Romero

  5. Peter Falk

    Peter Falk

    Joy Boy

Full Cast & Crew

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Pocketful of Miracles


Status Released

Release Information

  • December 18, 1961


Original Language English

Runtime 2h 16m

Budget $2,900,000.00

Revenue $5,000,000.00



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