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Pollyanna -- Pollyanna is an orphan who brings sunshine into the lives of everyone she meets. But her aunt doesn't appreciate her effervescent niece, and it isn't until she almost loses her that the aunt realizes the true power of love and lightheartedness.

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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:
Wonderful performances make this worth viewing See more (59 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)
Tim Graham ... Orphanage Worker (uncredited)
Harry Harvey ... Editor (uncredited)
Jon Lormer ... Mr. Geary (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... McEnerney, Dress Shop Manager (uncredited)
William Newell ... Mr. Hooper (uncredited)
Charles Seel ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
David Swift ... Fireman (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Fishing Booth Attendant (uncredited)

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:
Patty Duke auditioned for the plum part of Pollyanna.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:[after Jimmy Bean jumps out of the tree and scares her] Why don't you come out of the front door like normal people?
Jimmy Bean:They won't let us. I can come out anytime I want with my tree.
Pollyanna Whittier:You could also fall and hurt yourself badly. You shouldn't play in trees.
Jimmy Bean:That's stupid. Don't you believe in God?
Pollyanna Whittier:[offended] Of course I do! But what's that got to do with it?
Jimmy Bean:He grew it there, didn't He? So I can climb it anytime I want.
Pollyanna Whittier:You're much too young to go around discussing things you don't know anything about.
[coolly walks away]
Jimmy Bean:[chasing after her] He did too! Why else would it be there?
Pollyanna Whittier:Shows you're very juvenile.
[...]
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Soundtrack:
When You and I Were Young, MaggieSee more »

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23 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful performances make this worth viewing, 27 August 1999
Author: Tommy-92 from Baltimore, Maryland

A vast improvement on the cutesy, blatantly unrealistic and cliched story on which it is based, the Disney film Pollyanna is a truly enjoyable, BELIEVABLE film. It has a very charming, nostalgic feel to it. The period costumes and sets are very good, and the direction is good, too. The best thing about it, however, are the performances. The talented cast really makes you believe in them and forget they're all stereotypes. Jane Wyman is quite good as Aunt Polly, as are Agnes Moorehead, Adolphe Menjou, and espicially Karl Malden. And Hayley Mills more than holds her own, giving a very good, subtle, believable performance. This Pollyanna does not spend all her time chatting her mouth off and misinterpreting every cold act of her aunt's as an expression of love, which made her very annoying in the book, but rather, she really gets to know people and very subtly brings out the best in them. A truly good family film, much better than the book, and one really worth viewing.

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