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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)

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DVD 2-disk set was prepared with care, love, and mastery. An example for ALL other studios and directors to follow!!! See more (56 total) »

Cast

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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 (certificate #19385) (original rating) | USA:G (re-rating) (1992) | West Germany:o.Al. | West Germany:6 (original rating)

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Trivia:
The Orphanage house is still on the Warner Bros back-lot and sits next to the house used in Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Mrs. Lagerlof and Mr. Tarbell can be seen dancing during the beginning of the bazaar scene, before either of them have actually arrived at the bazaar.See more »
Quotes:
Aunt Polly Harrington:Now, about the sermon, Reverend.
Reverend Ford:Yes. The transity of life. That fleeting vapor. It appeareth, and it vanisheth. James, the New Testament. You want me to weave a theme of this into my ser...
Aunt Polly Harrington:Well, let me tell you what my father said to Reverend Moffat.
Reverend Ford:Yes, what did he say?
Aunt Polly Harrington:He said you only have the congregation for one short hour a week. And there are six long days of mischeif for them before you get them again.
Reverend Ford:Ah! I see your point. Strike hard on Sunday the excessiveness of God's wrath and hope they carry it with them a few days into the week!
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Soundtrack:
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
DVD 2-disk set was prepared with care, love, and mastery. An example for ALL other studios and directors to follow!!!, 2 June 2002
Author: bopdog from Was UK Now US

The DVD double-disk edition of this movie is a perfect example of just how GREAT DVDs can be! Ostensibly a "big-kids' movie," "Pollyanna" is good enough to appeal to adults as well. I saw it when I was 10 years old, and fell in love with it then. I also had a crush on Haley Mills, as did most of the other boys I knew. Coming back now and finding the movie on DVD to be a treasure for myself--- nostalgia, childhood revisited, etc.--- came as no surprise. However, finding the high quality of bonus materials and extras on the two disks was amazing. Good for Disney Studios... Very well done!

Contrast "Pollyanna" DVD extras with those found on the new "Harry Potter" DVD. "Harry," an excellent movie, nonetheless has DVD extras that are mostly geared towards children. "Harry's" entire second DVD disk, the bonus disk, has high production values (that is, it was obviously expensive to produce), but most of it is so simplistic and slow that one can only imagine it was designed for the 8- to 12-year old crowd. Which is fine (note, however, that the "Interviews" selection on that disk is excellent and informative for adults, too).

"Pollyanna," however, gives us half a dozen bonus disk features that are ALL aimed at adults (yet might also be appealing to older, brighter, more inquisitive children). For example, Disney's film restorer guy gives a behind the scenes explanation and multiple demonstrations of how and why color film degrades, and how it can be brought back to life. "Where are they now?" type things give us modern day glimpses of the surviving stars of the movie. We get to hear them relate their experiences on the set, and experiences vis-a-vis the movie since that time. We see archival TV footage of Walt Disney commenting on the movie, what Haley Mills thought at the time, what she went through, what her dad (famed actor Sir John Mills) said, and what she thinks NOW, etc. The film's writer and director also makes in-depth appearances in various features on the bonus disk, AND, he and Haley Mills provide an interesting audio commentary as the feature itself is viewed (I read that the director, whose name I cannot recall this instant, died at the age of 80 or 81, just a few months ago. His death came just after the DVD bonus materials were prepared). The whole thing was as meaty and appropriate and entertaining as anything I've ever seen on The History Channel, or A&E or Bravo channels.

Finally, the movie itself has been restored and lovingly presented (again, optional director and star commentary is available). It is still a good and solid entertainment! I gave this DVD edition of "Pollyanna" 10 out of 10. Seriously, I hope the other studios and DVD makers will study this disk religiously, and learn how it's done! I'd love to see ALL my DVDs prepared with this degree of detail, care, and mastery.

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