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Director:
Writers:
Eleanor H. Porter (novel)
David Swift (written for the screen by)
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Release Date:
19 May 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Just wonderful entertainment! See more »
Plot:
A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(18 articles)
Pollyanna
 (From Sky Movies. 16 May 2014, 2:48 AM, PDT)

Mary Grace Canfield, '€.Green Acres'€. Actress, Dies At 89
 (From Uinterview. 17 February 2014, 9:00 PM, PST)

Saving Mr Banks: London film festival – first look review
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 20 October 2013, 4:07 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
My First Movie See more (56 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Hayley Mills ... Pollyanna

Jane Wyman ... Aunt Polly
Richard Egan ... Dr. Edmond Chilton

Karl Malden ... Reverend Paul Ford

Nancy Olson ... Nancy Furman

Adolphe Menjou ... Mr. Pendergast

Donald Crisp ... Mayor Karl Warren

Agnes Moorehead ... Mrs. Snow

Kevin Corcoran ... Jimmy Bean

James Drury ... George Dodds

Reta Shaw ... Tillie Lagerlof
Leora Dana ... Mrs. Paul Ford

Edward Platt ... Ben Tarbell

Anne Seymour ... Mrs. Amelia Tarbell
Mary Grace Canfield ... Angelica
Jenny Egan ... Mildred Snow
Gage Clarke ... Mr. Murg

Ian Wolfe ... Mr. Neely
Nolan Leary ... Mr. Thomas
Edgar Dearing ... Mr. Gorman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Frees ... Barker (voice) (uncredited)
Stephanie Gorman ... Girl Singing 'America, America' (uncredited)
Harry Harvey ... Editor (uncredited)
Jon Lormer ... Mr. Geary (uncredited)
William Newell ... Mr. Hooper (uncredited)
Charles Seel ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
David Swift ... Fireman (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Swift 
 
Writing credits
Eleanor H. Porter (novel)

David Swift (written for the screen by)

Produced by
George Golitzen .... associate producer (as George Golitzin)
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Paul J. Smith  (as Paul Smith)
 
Cinematography by
Russell Harlan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Gross 
 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
Robert Clatworthy 
 
Set Decoration by
Emile Kuri 
Fred M. MacLean  (as Fred MacLean)
 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett 
 
Makeup Department
Pat McNalley .... makeup artist
Ruth Sandifer .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph C. Behm .... assistant director (as Joseph Behm)
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound supervisor
Dean Thomas .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Ub Iwerks .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Ellenshaw .... matte artist
Jim Fetherolf .... assistant matte artist (uncredited)
Albert Whitlock .... assistant matte artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Travers Hill .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gertrude Casey .... costumer
Chuck Keehne .... costumer
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Franklyn Marks .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Leon Charles .... dialogue coach
Don DaGradi .... sequence consultant (as Don Da Gradi)
Walt Disney .... presenter
 
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Runtime:
134 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:G | Finland:S | Germany:o.Al. (re-rating) | Iceland:L | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | UK:U (video rating) (1985) (2003) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #19385) (original rating) | USA:G (re-rating) (1992) | West Germany:o.Al. | West Germany:6 (original rating)

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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:
Errors in geography: San Francisco smog is 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:
Angelica:Stuffy in here. Not much of a room, is it?
Pollyanna Whittier:But it's my own, anyway. I'm glad of that. Ooh, and the bed's soft! And it's got a lovely window.
[Pollyanna looks out the window and sees Nancy embracing a man]
Pollyanna Whittier:Who's that man down there with Nancy?
Angelica:None of your business. Just be sure you're dressed in time for dinner. Think she'd do better than this for her own niece.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
I'll Take You Home Again KathleenSee more »

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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
My First Movie, 13 February 2001
Author: Son of Cathode from New England

My parents told me this was the very first movie they took me to see, at a drive-in yet! And what a flick to start with! This super-hit for Disney is kind of like MAME for kids, and surprisingly enough it works, due to the all-around charisma of the cast, and the wonderful small town setting. Uncle Walt sure knew what he was doing when he snatched little Hayley Mills from father John and propped her up in the title role: walking around with her shiny pigtails and her drippy milk mustache, she simply shouts fertility, and the promise of the future. Disney favorite Kevin Corcoran is fine as Polly's mischievous pal. Preacher Karl Malden gives a creepy hellfire sermon, sure to scare the kids in the audience, as well as the kids in the film. Then there's a creepy old neighbor (Menjou) who supposedly keeps kids as slaves in his rat-filled basement! Polly sets the guy straight, though; in fact, precocious Polly has meaningful encounters with all the adult male authority figures in town, and subsequently becomes fixated on the machinations of prisms and politics. Then there's the evocative night carnival, at which Polly sings "America, the Beautiful", wrapped up in the flag! There is of course, the obligatory traumatic near-death experience, but all ends well. This fun omnibus of a film fully expresses Disney's interest with small-town America as cultural and sociological experiment, a venture which began with Disneyland and hasn't ended yet!

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