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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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Eleanor H. Porter (novel)
David Swift (written for the screen by)
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Release Date:
19 May 1960 (USA) See more »
Just wonderful entertainment! See more »
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 »
Won Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
(19 articles)
Old Yeller star Kevin Corcoran dies, aged 66
 (From Digital Spy - Movie News. 7 October 2015, 12:11 PM, PDT)

 (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)

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  (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
Crew verified as complete

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134 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G | Finland:S | Germany:0 (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:0 | West Germany:6 (original rating)

Did You Know?

The film opens with a close-up of a naked backside of young blond boy, who swings from a rope swing away from the camera jumping into a river. The boy is played by William Betz, who was 7 at the time of filming, who recalled in 2009 that at the time of filming, people weren't really allowed to swim in that river, White Sulfur Springs. He said his mother also had a very brief background extra role as one of the ladies at the train station where Pollyanna is picked up. Neither of them were actors but just locals where the movie was filmed. He is amused that the small Vermont town depicted in the movie was actually a mix of various locales miles apart in Napa Valley and Sonoma County, California.See more »
Continuity: At the beginning of the movie when Kevin Corcoran is playing with the large hoop, we see two girls pushing baby carriages side by side. In the next shot we see them standing very far apart so the hoop can go between them.See more »
Pollyanna Whittier:[petting her aunt's dog] Hello! What's his name, please?
Nancy Furman:*His* name happens to be Elizabeth!
Pollyanna Whittier:Oh, you're a girl! You're lovely.
Nancy Furman:Leave her alone and come along.
Pollyanna Whittier:How - how do I address you, please?
Nancy Furman:Just call me Nancy, same as everyone else.
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Chapter Headings, an unofficial version:
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41 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Don't Be Fooled By Pre-teen Appearances, 5 April 2003
Author: kimmie5 from Brentwood, CA

A period piece that boasts about "The Glad Game?" Ready to tune out? So was I, until I got what was happening. This movie is profound, not only in its execution of story, but in the relevant, lovely message it naturally brings, as opposed to the message it sells. I've viewed it 5 times and each time, I am newly informed as to how I can adjust my attitude for a better way of life. I come from a school of thought where sunny is ridiculed and message movies are tedious, so the lead is an obvious target of disdain. Stay with Pollyanna awhile and watch her reform all the bitter, crusty malcontents on the planet into fans with a straightforward logic and uncanny point of view. A true heroine.

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