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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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Trivia

According to director David Swift, after looking at 362 girls for the part of Pollyanna, they still did not have anyone to play the part. One day, Walt Disney's wife Lilly went shopping with Disney studio head Bill Anderson's wife while they were in London on business. The two ladies saw Hayley Mills in Tiger Bay (1959) and thought she was perfect for the role of Pollyanna. The two men didn't listen to them, but they were so persistent that the men finally agreed to watch the movie and immediately decided to cast Hayley. See more »

Goofs

During the bazaar, Polyanna and the other girls dress as the American Stars and Stripes with 13 stars on it. The flag has always had one star for each state in the union. Utah was the 45th state to join the union in 1896, and the film is set at the turn of the twentieth century, so the flag should have had many more stars on it. See more »

Quotes

Pollyanna Whittier: Aunt Polly? Do you ever have steak and ice cream?
Aunt Polly Harrington: Are you complaining about the food?
Pollyanna Whittier: Oh, no, it's delicious! I just wondered. My father always used to say that if we ever had the money you have, we'd have steak and ice cream three times every day!
Aunt Polly Harrington: Pollyanna, I think we ought to get one thing straight right now. I don't want you constantly quoting what your father used to say. Do I make myself clear?
Pollyanna Whittier: Mm-hm.
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Goodnight Ladies
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Folk song attributed to Edwin P. Christy
Played at the bazaar
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The best film to ever to come out of the Disney Studios
25 June 1999 | by (Chicago,Illonois) – See all my reviews

This is an absolutely remarkable film.It is uplifting,life-affirming,and painfully truthful about human ways.Even though it is set in the early 1900's, its message is still very applicable in the modern world.I was blown away by the genuine power of Hayley Mill's performance.The supporting cast is also excellent,especially Karl Malden and Agnes Moorehead.If you want to see a nearly flawless and absolutely charming fim,than this is the one to see.Far and away Hayley's best performance.


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