The Original Family Musical Classic
This is the Original Mary Martin TV color broadcast musical version of Peter Pan that aired on NBC December 8, 1960. Mary Martin had an accomplished career on Broadway and in films but her role as Peter Pan was immortalized in this performance and was her best known work. The songs, sets, costumes, energy and performances in this broadcast are all top notch. This is a very whimsical musical filled with fun and great characters. If you recall the wonderful musicals that used to play on TV back in the 60s and 70s then this must be a part of your collection. They just don't make Made For TV Musicals like this anymore.
Mary Martin is so graceful and acrobatic on the elastic wires that she appears to really be flying. Fans of musicals and Peter Pan should rejoice in this performance. Wonderful family viewing for everyone. The songs and sets are really fun. Martin signs, dances and has so much fun portraying Peter Pan. This version ranks with the Cinderella with Lesley Ann Warren of 1965 in all around quality and is beloved by all Peter Pan Musical fans. No doubt Peter Pan with Mary Martin is one of the most treasured of all musical performances.
A real and true treasure for musical and dance fans. Mary is so wonderfully effortless in this performance, it's simply amazing. The Mary Martin version of Peter Pan is one of the best made for TV musicals ever produced. A fantastic home video release for this TV musical. This is an absolute must own for Mary Martin, musical and Peter Pan Fans.
Cast & Crew
Sir James M. Barrie
Standard 1.33:1 Color
Audio: (more info)
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
Studio: Gaiam Americas
Production Year: 1960
Release Date: 10/19/1999
Length: 101 mins