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Polly (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Musical  -  12 November 1989 (USA)
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An musical adaptation of the book "Pollyanna" set in the 1950's in which an orphan tries to use gladness to unite the people in a small southern town

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Polly
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Aunt Polly
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Doctor Shannon
Barbara Montgomery ...
Mrs. Conley
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George
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Nancy
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Larry Riley ...
Reverend Gillis
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Miss Priss
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Mr. Pendergast
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Miss Snow
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Mr. Tarbell
Tom McGreevey ...
Doctor (as Thomas McGreevey)
Michael Peters ...
Mr. Thurm
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An musical adaptation of the book "Pollyanna" set in the 1950's in which an orphan tries to use gladness to unite the people in a small southern town

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Pollyanna  »

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While many of the characters from the original "Pollyanna" story retain their names, Dr. Chilton becomes Dr. Shannon and the character is changed from a physician to a music teacher. See more »

Quotes

Nancy: Polly, this is Mrs. Conley. Mrs. Conley...
Mrs. Conley: ...this is Polly? Ha! Ha! Well you're a lil' runtsy aren't ya' child?
Polly: I'm as big as I know how to get!
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Loved it!!
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I saw this movie for the first time when I was four, and have continued to watch it until now. (I'm 19) I think it is a great movie, especially for kids. Both the first and sequel are about giving people second chances, and getting along as one instead of separating off into groups because of being different races. They do a great job of dating it back to the 50s in Alabama, with the outfits as well as the racial issues. It's basically a town split in half, that is then brought together by the ideas of one girl and a tragedy, and they all become one great community. The sequel was just as amazing, and you HAVE to see it if you have seen the first one. It is really a movie that the whole family can enjoy, and it also teaches great values.

Plus I used to LOVE singing along with it. I happen to think this version is WAY better than the Disney original. The cast is amazing, all of them have fabulous singing voices, and they have great chemistry together!!


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