Annie

Annie ★★★★

Swell, but you don't take Little Orphan Annie to see Garbo and Robert Taylor in Camille!

Basically, Annie the musical tries to be Oliver Twist-as-Oliver! (the musical, of course). Evil "Rooster" (Tim Curry) plays Sikes to a ginger female version of Dickens' hero (Aileen Quinn). The cast is great, in particular Carol Burnett as Ms. Hannigan, but Quinn remains the definitive incarnation of the main character, and all in all this movie is the best possible screen adaptation of the fabled Broadway musical.

John Huston just could do it all.