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Pollyanna (1960)

Approved | | Drama, Family | 19 May 1960 (USA)
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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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second film that features both Nancy Olson (Nancy) and Jane Wyman (Aunt Polly). See more »

Goofs

Los Angeles smog visible in the background in the scene in the field with Reverend Ford. The story locale is turn of the century Vermont. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Polly Harrington: Nancy, I thought I made myself clear about gentlemen callers.
Nancy Furman: Mam?
Aunt Polly Harrington: Don't pretend you don't understand me. I saw you and George Dodds out in the summer house.
Nancy Furman: George has been every inch a gentleman with me!
Aunt Polly Harrington: We won't discuss it! If you want to remain on my staff, I don't want you to see him any longer.
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Soundtracks

Listen to the Mocking Bird
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Septimus Winner (as Alice Hawthorne)
Music by Richard Milburn
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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