One in this series of dramatic specials presented by Hallmark. This program presents a musical version of J.M. Barrie's whimsical children's tale "Peter Pan," about a boy who refuses to grow up. The mercurial Peter visits the home of Wendy and her two brothers, John and Michael. He teaches the three children to fly and takes them to Never-Neverland, where he lives with the Lost Boys, a group of children who likewise resist maturity. Meanwhile, Captain Hook, an evil pirate, searches for Peter Pan in order to get even with him for cutting off his left hand and feeding it to a crocodile. The nurturing Wendy becomes a mother figure to the Lost Boys, but she eventually decides it is time for her and her brothers to return home. Accompanied by the Lost Boys, they depart for England, but are caught by Hook and his pirates. Tinkerbell, a fairy, informs Peter, who rescues his friends and wins a grand sword fight with Captain Hook. In the end, Wendy, Michael, and John return home and Peter promises to come back for them someday. Featured songs include the following: "I'm Better with You," "They Don't Make 'Em Like Me Anymore," "By Hook or by Crook," "The Rotters' Hall of Fame," and "Once Upon a Bedtime."

("Hallmark Hall of Fame" aired on NBC from 1952 to 1978; network affiliation varies after 1978.)

(Beginning with the live telecast of the opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors" on December 24, 1951, Hallmark has sponsored a series of dramatic specials which, since 1952, has aired under the title "Hallmark Hall of Fame." From 1952 to 1955 Hallmark also presented "Hallmark Hall of Fame," a weekly half-hour or hour-long dramatic anthology series, usually hosted by Sarah Churchill. The first program, "Dr. Serocold," was televised in January 1952 under the title "Hallmark Television Theatre." This series also ran under the title "Hallmark Summer Theatre" in July and August 1952.)


  • DATE: December 12, 1976 Sunday 7:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:42:16
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:32712
  • GENRE: Children's; Specials; Music
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Children's programs; Music, popular (songs, etc.); Music, revues, comedies etc.
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1951-1978


  • Gary Smith … Executive Producer
  • Dwight Hemion … Executive Producer, Director
  • Bill Glaze … Associate Producer
  • James M. Barrie … Based on the book by
  • Jack Burns … Adapted by
  • Andrew Birkin … Adapted by
  • Anthony Newley … Music by, Lyrics
  • Leslie Bricusse … Music by, Lyrics
  • Jack Parnell … Conductor
  • Michael Kidd … Choreographer
  • Julie Andrews … Singer
  • Sir John Gielgud … Narrator
  • Mia Farrow … Cast, Peter Pan
  • Danny Kaye … Cast, Captain Hook and Mr. Darling
  • Paula Kelly … Cast, Tiger Lily
  • Virginia McKenna … Cast, Mrs. Darling
  • Briony McRoberts … Cast , Wendy
  • Tony Sympson … Cast, Smee
  • Joe Mella … Cast, Starkey
  • Ian Sharrock … Cast, John
  • Adam Stafford … Cast, Michael
  • Peter O'Farrell … Cast, Nana
  • Jeremy Watts … Cast, Slightly
  • Nicky Lyndhurst … Cast, Tootles
  • Adam Richens … Cast, Nibs
  • Michael Deeks … Cast, Curly
  • Simon Mooney … Cast, Twin #1
  • Andrew Mooney … Cast, Twin #2
  • Peppi Borza … Cast, a Pirate
  • Michael Crane … Cast, a Pirate
  • Fred Evans … Cast, a Pirate
  • George Harris … Cast, a Pirate
  • Oscar James … Cast, a Pirate
  • Max Latimer … Cast, a Pirate
  • Jill Gascoine … Cast, Wendy (grown up)
  • Lynsey Baxter … Cast, Jane
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