Saving Mr. Banks
Author P. L. Travers reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting with filmmaker Walt Disney during production for the adaptation of her novel, Mary Poppins.
Movie4k Watch Saving Mr. Banks Plot
Two-time Academy Award (R)-winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar (R)-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen. When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise-one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history. Inspired by true events, “Saving Mr. Banks” is the extraordinary, untold story of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen-and the testy relationship that the legendary Walt Disney had with author P.L. Travers that almost derailed it.
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Emma Thompson as Pamela “P. L.” Travers, author of Mary Poppins.
Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, filmmaker and producer of the film.
Colin Farrell as Travers Robert Goff, Pamela’s ill-tempered and alcoholic, yet loving father.
Ruth Wilson as Margaret Goff, Pamela’s mother
Paul Giamatti as Ralph, Pamela’s chauffeur.
Rachel Griffiths as Aunt Ellie, Margaret’s sister
Bradley Whitford as Don DaGradi, co-writer of the 1964 film.
Jason Schwartzman as Richard M. Sherman, composer/lyricist who co-wrote the film’s songs with his brother Robert.
B. J. Novak as Robert B. Sherman, composer/lyricist who co-wrote the film’s songs with his brother Richard.
Kathy Baker as Tommie, a trusted studio executive
Melanie Paxson as Dolly (Dolores Voght Scott), Walt Disney’s secretary
Annie Rose Buckley as a young P. L. Travers, Helen Goff, nicknamed “Ginty”
Ronan Vibert as Diarmuid Russell, Pamela’s agent
Movie4k Watch Saving Mr. Banks Movie Info
Run Time: 2 hr.
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: John Lee Hancock
Written By: Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith