MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,541 this week

Pollyanna (1920)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 199 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 1 critic

When Pollyanna is orphaned, she is sent to live with her crotchety Aunt Polly. Pollyanna discovers that many of the people in her aunt's New England home town are as ill-tempered as her ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(based on the book by), (based on: the 4-act comedy by), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 20 Feb 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 31 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 9883 titles
created 29 Oct 2013
 
a list of 44 titles
created 1 month ago
 
list image
a list of 1809 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Pollyanna" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Pollyanna (1920)

Pollyanna (1920) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Pollyanna.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Young English girl Nikky and her aunt arrive at the Moon-Spinners, a hotel on Crete, to a less than enthusiastic welcome. The coolness of the owner is only out-done by the surliness of her ... See full summary »

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach, Pola Negri
Summer Magic (1963)
Comedy | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Bostonian widow moves with her kids to the country.

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Hayley Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Burl Ives
Robin Hood (1922)
Adventure | Romance | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A nobleman becomes the vigilante Robin Hood who protects the oppressed English people from the tyrannical Prince John.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Wallace Beery, Sam De Grasse, Enid Bennett
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Julanne Johnston, Snitz Edwards
Polly (TV Movie 1989)
Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An musical adaptation of the book "Pollyanna" set in the 1950's in which an orphan tries to use gladness to unite the people in a small southern town

Director: Debbie Allen
Stars: Keshia Knight Pulliam, Phylicia Rashad, Dorian Harewood
Cops (1922)
Short | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A series of mishaps manages to make a young man get chased by a big city's entire police force.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Virginia Fox
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Wharton James ...
Rev. John Whittier (as J. Wharton James)
Katherine Griffith ...
...
Nancy Thing
George Berrell ...
Old Tom
Howard Ralston ...
William Courtleigh ...
John Pendleton
Herbert Prior ...
Dr. Chilton
Edit

Storyline

When Pollyanna is orphaned, she is sent to live with her crotchety Aunt Polly. Pollyanna discovers that many of the people in her aunt's New England home town are as ill-tempered as her aunt. But Pollyanna's incurable optimism - exemplified by her "glad game," in which she looks for the bright side of every situation - bring a change to the staid old community. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Family | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 January 1920 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ruiseƱor del pueblo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Of this film, screenwriter Frances Marion said, "We proceeded with the dull routine of making a picture we both thought nauseating, 'Pollyanna'. I hated writing it, Malry [star Mary Pickford] hated playing it." See more »

Connections

Version of Anthropoi kai koukles (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(1884)
Written by Effie I. Canning
Lyrics in an intertitle when Pollyanna sings to her dying father
Played on organ by Gaylord Carter in the alternate version
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The original version, short and sweet.
24 April 2001 | by (Kissimmee, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Pollyanna" (United Artists, 1920), directed by Paul Powell, stars Mary Pickford, then age 27, playing a 12-year-old orphaned daughter of a missionary whose inextinguishable optimism brings joy and hope into the life of her new guardian, Aunt Polly (Katherine Griffith). Also featured in the cast are Wharton James and Helen Jerome-Eddy.

Enjoyable silent comedy-drama, compliments of Blackhawk Video, with organ score by Gaylord Carter, which for me is a BIG plus. This version runs 60 minutes, only 70 minutes shorter than the latter 1960 Walt Disney remake that starred Hayley Mills. I've seen both versions and enjoy them equally. As written in the opening titles, "Pollyanna" became Mary Pickford's first feature for United Artists. (For the record, American Movie Classics premiered this rarely seen gem on May 30, 2000, at 1 a.m.).


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Pollyanna (1920) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?