Pocketful of Miracles Pocketful of Miracles

You have to see it to believe it!

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.

Recent reviews

More

Popular Lists

More
  • Roundhay Garden Scene
  • Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge
  • Newark Athlete
  • Blacksmith Scene
  • Annabelle Butterfly Dance

TSPDT Starting List

Jayce Fryman

Jayce Fryman 17,438 films

This list collects every film from the Starting List that became They Shoot Pictures Don't They's 1000 Greatest Films. This…

  • Wings
  • The Racket
  • 7th Heaven
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness

Every Film Ever Nominated For An Academy Award In Any Category

Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!

  • 1 P.M.
  • 80 Blocks from Tiffany's
  • Aaron Loves Angela
  • Across 110th Street
  • Act One

Pre-Giuliani Dirty Old New York

Films made in NYC before Rudy Giuliani became mayor in 1994.

Starting this in the 1950s and only using films…