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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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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

Anne Seymour ... Mrs. Amelia Tarbell

Edward Platt ... Ben 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:
According to director David Swift, after looking at 362 girls for the part of Pollyanna, they still did not have anyone to play the part. One day, Walt Disney's wife Lilly went shopping with Disney studio head Bill Anderson's wife while they were in London on business. The two ladies saw Hayley Mills in Tiger Bay (1959) and thought she was perfect for the role of Pollyanna. The two men didn't listen to them, but they were so persistent that the men finally agreed to watch the movie and immediately decided to cast Hayley.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Several times while in bed "paralyzed", Pollyanna moves her legs.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:
America the BeautifulSee more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Nice work..., 17 April 2005
Author: gusienka from Poland

This movie ,,Pollyanna'' is quite fascinating especially the leading actress makes a wonderful atmosphere while watching the actual film. A good adaptation but it would have been nice if they'd show the ending with Pollyanna on crutches. In some moments you could have seen a tear in my eye, which proves the fact of the movie being sad and realistic. Sweet Haylie Mills and the other actors make a great-standard presentation of their talent.Unfortunately their seems to be something missing and my vote goes for the ending. I also loved to see Agnes Moorehead and the lovely cooks.If you liked this movie you'd probably love ,,The parent trap'' with the same actress, or should I say actresses taking the lead. A good film for the whole family.

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