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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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Mrs. Amelia Tarbell
Mary Grace Canfield ...
Angelica
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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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Director / screenwriter David Swift had wanted to trim the overlong film by about 20 minutes and rearrange some scenes (most notably the acquisition of the doll in the town bazaar sequence) but Walt Disney, who fell in love with the film by watching the dailies, would not allow it and Swift did not have final-cut privileges. See more »

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Aunt Polly's entire staff knows that Pollyanna can't come to the bazaar, motivating the cook to bake dozens of cakes to sell, yet when she sneaks out the window and shows up, they all tell her to hurry up and put on her costume so she can be part of the flag, as if they were expecting her to show up despite being forbidden by her Aunt. See more »

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Pollyanna Whittier: [exploring her Aunt Polly's house] Who lives in all these?
Angelica: There's no one lives in them. They're just *there*.
Pollyanna Whittier: What for?
Angelica: That's what being wealthy is. You sure are a question-asker, aren't you?
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Great FAMILY film
18 June 2004 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a great family movie. I recommend this movie for children & their mothers. It might be a little cheesy for dads or men. It is very idealistic - Good values - good plot. It is not for everyone - especially if you are not "young & pure at heart" (or at least long to be). This Disney film is about a young girl and her joyous, Christian outlook on life. Her view & beliefs turn the town around. Hayley Mills was a wonderful young actress who also starred in Parent Trap (original), Summer Magic, That Darn Cat, etc. I have to make this review at least 10 lines - so I'll just end by saying that I hope this becomes a family favorite in your house, as it is in ours.


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