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Pollyanna (1960)

 -  Drama | Family  -  19 May 1960 (USA)
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A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.

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A little girl comes to a town that is embattled by feuds and intimidated by her aunt. By the time she must leave, she has transformed the community with her indominatable will to see the good side of even the worst situations and bring it out for the betterment of all. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Meet the people, the pleasure, the entertainment of the year! All the love, laughter and drama that life can hold, poured into one unforgettable motion picture! See more »

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Alle lieben Pollyanna  »

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Patty Duke auditioned for the plum part of Pollyanna. See more »

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When Nancy and Pollyanna are delivering the charity baskets and they are at Mr. Neely's house, Nancy rushes Pollyanna saying, "Come on honey we still have three more to go." After they leave there they make another delivery, and after leaving that house Nancy has four jars in her basket and Pollyanna has one in hers. Shouldn't they have had two left if they had three to go at Mr. Neely's house? See more »

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Mrs. Tillie Lagerlof: I run a clean kitchen! No shenanigans in here, and you clean up after yourself!
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Wonderful performances make this worth viewing
27 August 1999 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

A vast improvement on the cutesy, blatantly unrealistic and cliched story on which it is based, the Disney film Pollyanna is a truly enjoyable, BELIEVABLE film. It has a very charming, nostalgic feel to it. The period costumes and sets are very good, and the direction is good, too. The best thing about it, however, are the performances. The talented cast really makes you believe in them and forget they're all stereotypes. Jane Wyman is quite good as Aunt Polly, as are Agnes Moorehead, Adolphe Menjou, and espicially Karl Malden. And Hayley Mills more than holds her own, giving a very good, subtle, believable performance. This Pollyanna does not spend all her time chatting her mouth off and misinterpreting every cold act of her aunt's as an expression of love, which made her very annoying in the book, but rather, she really gets to know people and very subtly brings out the best in them. A truly good family film, much better than the book, and one really worth viewing.


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