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Constable Egbert: The local policeman. He is good friends of the Park Keeper, and is secretly in love with Ellen, the Banks' maid. He is a triplet, and his two brothers Herbert and Albert are also policeman, although according to him, they are completely different in personality. In the film his last name is Jones and he is played by Arthur Treacher. He also makes a brief appearance in the stage musical. Jane Darwell as the "Bird Woman", an old woman who sells breadcrumbs for the pigeons on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral

Williams, Pat; Denney, James (August 1, 2004). How to Be Like Walt: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life. Health Communications, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7573-0231-2. All-Time Top Film Rentals". Variety. Archived from the original on October 7, 1999 . Retrieved March 27, 2020. a b c d e f g h i j "Goff, Helen Lyndon [ pseuds. P. L. Travers, Pamela Lyndon Travers]". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (onlineed.). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/ref:odnb/62619. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.) He is often consumed in his work and, throughout the film, was shown to neglect his children. But he was not a static character; his attitude changed throughout the film to finally becoming the type of affectionate father that most children would wish for, shown most prominently with him fixing his children's kite and taking them to go fly it outside. Though this is not the character specifically created in the books, he is represented well. Though he came across as brash and harsh and remained that way in the books, Disney felt that would be a pessimistic persona to portray. O'Sullivan, Michael (December 18, 2013). "Library of Congress announces 2013 National Film Registry selections". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on June 10, 2016.

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a b "Mary Poppins (1964)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on October 31, 2019 . Retrieved October 30, 2019. The 2013 film Saving Mr. Banks is a dramatised retelling of both the working process during the planning of Mary Poppins and of Travers's early life, drawing parallels with Mary Poppins and that of the author's childhood. The film stars Emma Thompson as P. L. Travers and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney. Thompson considered it the most challenging of her career because she had "never really played anyone quite so contradictory or difficult before", [46] but found the complicated character "a blissful joy to embody". [47]

The title of the film Saving Mr. Banks (as explained in dialogue at the film's climax) arises from the interpretation that Mary Poppins is actually not there to save the children, but to save their father. The film surmises that P.L. Travers wrote the Mary Poppins novels as a form of atonement for her inability as a child to save her own father from his own flaws. This theme of fatherly salvation notably formed the basis of the major dramatic moments in the 1964 film, including the climax involving Mr Banks's sombre nighttime walk through London.


Cullinan, Bernice E; Person, Diane Goetz (2005), Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, Continuum, p.784, ISBN 978-0-82641778-7 , retrieved 2012-11-09 Nance, Kevin (2013-12-20). "Valerie Lawson talks Mary Poppins, She Wrote and P.L Travers: Biography reveals original character's sharp edge". Chicago Tribune. p.2 . Retrieved 2014-01-12. Brody, Paul (February 20, 2013). The Real Life Mary Poppins: The Life and Times of P. L. Travers. BookCaps Study Guides. ISBN 978-1-62107-482-3.

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