Looking back, why wasn't I scared to death of Annie? Most of the movie featured doe-eyed, orphaned girls either getting abused by a boozehound or doing manual labor. It's part of the movie's charm that I was able to forget such things as a five-year-old and remember the songs.

Oddly enough, the songs are the only memorable parts of Annie, the lavish 1982 John Huston musical. Six-year-olds who see the movie now are sure to disagree, which is the way it should be.

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