A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.
In the depths of the 1930's, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves which put Annie in great danger.Written by
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The story for the musical 'Annie' is an original one. Nothing from the original comic strip could have been used in the musical. The story written for the musical caused some confusion about Annie's origin in the original comic strip. The storybooks that came out at the time of the movie's premiere are all sequels to the plot of the film. See more »
When Mr. Warbucks dates the check written out to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mudge, it is dated for July 1933; however, Camille, the movie that Annie, Warbucks, and Grace go to see earlier in the movie, was not released until 1936. See more »
[having a nightmare]
Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Everything is going to be alright.
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This film has been available to commercial television in the United States in several edited versions. For 2-hour time slots (as aired on NBC-TV in 1986, 1988, and 1990), a 96-minute version omitting or shortening a number of songs (specifically "Dumb Dog" and "Little Girls" were eliminated entirely). A version for 2-and-one-half hour time slots, running approximately 120 minutes, removing "Dumb Dog" and the beginning of "Let's Go to the Movies," aired on cable's The Family Channel in the mid-1990s. The complete version of the film was aired on basic cable TV in a 3-hour time slot around the same time. See more »
Annie was a fun musical. I remember watching it when my mom when I was little. The songs are catchy and Annie/the actress playing Annie was a very likable kid who was a lot of fun to watch and sing and dance along with. I watched it again just two days ago and it obviously doesn't look as cool now that it is so many years old, and it just wasn't as much fun watching as an adult, but this movie obviously isn't for adults so much as it is for kids or at least adults watching the movie with their kids. The songs are still catchy and I'd love for my little girl to end up watching and liking it as much as I did. Worth seeing for sure!
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