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Another live-action musical version of the play, with all-new songs, rather than the ones used in the famous Mary Martin production.

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Dwight Hemion

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J.M. Barrie (play), Andrew Birkin (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mia Farrow ... Peter Pan
Danny Kaye ... Captain Hook / Mr. Darling
Paula Kelly ... Tiger Lily
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lynsey Baxter ... Jane
Peppi Borza Peppi Borza ... Pirate #3
Michael Crane Michael Crane ... Pirate #4
Michael Deeks Michael Deeks ... Curly
Fred Evans Fred Evans ... Pirate #3
Jill Gascoine ... Wendy (as an adult)
John Gielgud ... Narrator
George Harris ... Pirate #5
Oscar James Oscar James ... Pirate #1
Max Latimer Max Latimer ... Pirate #2
Nicholas Lyndhurst ... Tootles
Virginia McKenna ... Mrs. Darling
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Another live-action musical version of the play, with all-new songs, rather than the ones used in the famous Mary Martin production.

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Peter Pan (#26.3) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Danny Kaye was cast as Captain Hook in an unrealized project by George Cukor. Peter Pan would have been played by Audrey Hepburn. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, Danny Kaye is credited with playing only Captain Hook, although he also plays Mr. Darling. See more »

Connections

Version of Peter Pan (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Once Upon a Bedtime
Written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Sung by Julie Andrews
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Different interpretation, but really good!
18 September 2017 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

There's something you need to know before settling yourself in to watch this Hallmark Hall of Fame version of Peter Pan: it's not the Mary Martin version. The libretto is almost identical, and the songs are in extremely similar places, but they're different. It'll be very hard, but you need to try to not compare it to the famous Mark Charlap and Carolyn Leigh musical. If you're able to do that, you'll be able to appreciate this delightful family friendly musical.

Mia Farrow stars as the boy who never grew up, and she has an entirely different take on the role than most who tackle it. Rather than the false macho bravado actresses usually take in hopes of convincing the audience they can act manly and tough, Mia acts as a vulnerable, gawky adolescent boy—which, if you think about it, makes more sense since Peter Pan is a boy, not a man. Her naturally lean fame and famous pixie haircut doesn't jar the audience into thinking she's pretending to be anyone she's not. She's all elbows and knees, just like a young boy, and vacillates between tears and laughter as only a child can.

Danny Kaye stars as Captain Hook and Mr. Darling, and he's fantastic. While the chorus members often seem a little amateur, he stands out as the most professional one in the cast. My one criticism of the production is Michael Kidd's choreography, and while it distracts from several cute songs, when Danny Kaye performs, it's obvious he didn't really pay Kidd much attention. His own gestures and flare shine out so that you can forget about the lousy choreography behind him.

I really enjoyed this Peter Pan version. Put the famous one out of your mind and give it a watch with the kiddies. This one isn't watched very often, but I think Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse's songs were underrated. They're different, but very sweet.


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