“They don't build movies like this anymore.” - Vincent Canby, New York Times

“It's like some kind of dumb toy: fun to watch as it spins mindlessly around and around.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Saturday, June 17 & Thursday, June 29 | Huston’s late-in-life musical received mixed reviews upon its release (Ebert called it a “dumb toy”). Grownups didn’t connect with the film’s spirited orphan Annie, who is saved from evil headmistress Miss Hannigan (an iconic Carol Burnett) to stay with mogul “Daddy Warbucks” (Albert Finney) to boost his public image, but the film was a seminal moviegoing experience for children. With production numbers including the Busby Berkeley-inspired marvel, “Lets Go to the Movies,” and outstanding supporting performances from Ann Reinking, Bernadette Peters, and Tim Curry, ANNIE is an enduring, nostalgic treat.

Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Best Art Director, Best Original Score, Academy Awards
Nominee - Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (Carol Burnett), Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (Aileen Quinn), New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Female (Aileen Quinn), Golden Globes

Daddy IssuesPaternal relationships—from the challenging to the cherished—have been consistent fodder for the big screen. In the ten films of our Daddy Issues series—timed perfectly for you to celebrate (or denounce) Father’s Day—we take a closer look at the foundational father figure in film. From the heroic to the delinquent, from the absent to the affable, the fathers of Daddy Issues have raised us, onscreen and off. View full series.