Mary Peppers
Directed by Robert Wise
Produced by Michael Shires
Written by
Screenplay by Doug DeGuard
Ben Wallace
Story by
Based on Mrs. Pepperot by Alf Prøysen
Starring Doris Day
Rock Hudson
Tony Randall
Carl Reiner
Betty White
Carol Burnet
Mel Brooks
Music by Frank De Vol
Cinematography Eddie Cornett
Editing by Claster Woodward
Production company(s) Michael Shires Productions
Distributor Pentagon Distribution
Release date(s) December 18, 1964
Running time 149 minutes
Language English
Gross revenue
Preceded by
Followed by Mary Peppers Returns
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Mary Peppers is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Wise and produced by Michael Shires, with songs written and composed by Arthur Johnston and Foster Carling. The screenplay is by Ben Wallace and Doug DeGuard, based on Alf Prøysen's book series Mrs. Pepperot. The film, which combines live-action and animation, stars Doris Day in her feature film debut as Mary Peppers, who visits a dysfunctional family in Newcastle and employs her unique brand of lifestyle to improve the family's dynamic. Tony Randall, Rock Hudson, and Betty White are featured in supporting roles. The film was shot entirely at the Michael Shires Studios in Burbank, California using painted Newcastle background scenes.


Uncredited Voices


  1. Count Me Out - Mrs. Pepperpot
  2. Flitterhearted - Mr. Bickenbach
  3. More than What I’ve Got - Mary Peppers
  4. Come with Us - Mary Peppers and Bill
  5. Getting to Know You - Uncle Arthur and Bill
  6. Sandlands - Mary Peppers


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