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Were the sets of the 1964 movie “Mary Poppins” intended to look like a Broadway Show?

I once heard someone say that the filmmakers of Mary Poppins (1964) didn't try to make the sets look real and that they wanted the sets to look like they were straight out of a Broadway stage show, ...
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Why does Mary Poppins not acknowledge the fantasy adventures she takes the children on?

In the 1964 film Mary Poppins, the flying nanny takes Jane and Michael on a Jolly Holiday with Bert. When they return, the children carry on about all the fun they had throughout the fantasy adventure ...
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Why do the maids scream when Mrs. Banks lifts up her dress and shows her lower legs?

In the movie Mary Poppins, as Mrs. Banks is singing 'Sister Suffragette', she lifts up her dress and shows her lower legs and shoes and the maids including Katie Nanna scream and look shocked. Why? I ...
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What is the significance of Dick Van Dyke playing both Mr Dawes and Bert?

What is the significance of Dick Van Dyke playing both Mr Dawes and Bert in Mary Poppins? I have a feeling that something of this sort might have been intended, but is there any official word on such? ...