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Pollyanna (1960)

Approved  |   |  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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19 May 1960 (USA)  »

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Alle lieben Pollyanna  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia

Apart from playing Jimmy Bean, Kevin Corcoran also did the narration for the Storybook Recording - a record that came packed inside the back cover of a softcover storybook you could read while listening to the record. Two of the songs that were dropped from the movie - "Pollyanna" and "The Glad Game" - were also included on the Storybook Recording. See more »

Goofs

The sun has to shine right through a prism to produce the spectrum on the wall. In none of the scenes where the prism is important is the sun's light visible. See more »

Quotes

Pollyanna Whittier: I'm sorry about the dress, Aunt Polly. My Father said it was a size too big, but that I should be glad it wasn't a pair of boy's trousers.
Aunt Polly Harrington: Well, that's hardly anything to be glad about.
Pollyanna Whittier: Well, my father always used to say...
Aunt Polly Harrington: Yes, well, never mind what your father used to say. Pollyanna, this is going to be your new home now, and I hope you'll be very happy with me. Nancy will show you to your room.
Pollyanna Whittier: I'm very glad you sent for me, Aunt Polly. Your home is very lovely.
Aunt Polly Harrington: Thank you.
Pollyanna Whittier: It must make you ...
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Referenced in General Hospital: Episode #1.12157 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

When You and I Were Young, Maggie
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Lyrics by George W. Johnson
Music by J.A. Butterfield
(Played at dance)
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Introducing the first lady of Disney in the 60s...Hayley Mills!!!!!
31 July 2006 | by ((Near) D/FW Airport, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

Disney continues its fine work into the 60s with the 1960 favorite "Pollyanna." This would be one of many movies that had Hayley Mills taking the center stage in Disney fare.

What's so good about her?: She, like, ran the whole Disney thing throughout the 1960s, baby!!!!! I mean, even though she may be old now, she was good, she was cute, and she knew how to make a really great Disney movie!

Now?: Psh! We've got that mean-spirited girl Raven running Disney now!!!!! (Booooo!!!!!) I mean, every time she had a song in a Disney film today (even the child-safe ones on my list), we generally try to avoid touching such films with a 39 1/2 foot...how should I say this????? DVD loading tray!!!!! LOL

So, what would you rather hear? "Let's Get Together, Yeah Yeah Yeah!!!" by Hayley Mills in "The Parent Trap," or "Very Superstitious!" by Raven in that bad, bad, un-Disney film "The Haunted Mansion"????? I'd pick Hayley over Raven any other day!!!!!

This shows how good old movies like "Pollyanna" really are. Watch this and Hayley's other films; you'll be happy! 10/10


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