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Pollyanna (1960)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 19 May 1960 (USA)
A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.

Director:

David Swift

Writers:

Eleanor H. Porter (novel), David Swift (written for the screen by)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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A little girl comes to a town that is embattled by feuds and intimidated by her aunt. By the time she must leave, she has transformed the community with her indominatable will to see the good side of even the worst situations and bring it out for the betterment of all. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Meet the people, the pleasure, the entertainment of the year! All the love, laughter and drama that life can hold, poured into one unforgettable motion picture! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

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Trivia

The number 94 locomotive used in this movie is intact and on display at the Western Railway Museum in Northern California. See more »

Goofs

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

Reverend Paul Ford: [reading Pollyanna's locket] When you look for the bad in mankind, expecting to find it, you surely will. - Abraham Lincoln.
Pollyanna: He was President.
Reverend Paul Ford: Yes, I know... but I've never heard *that* before.
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Connections

Edited into The Magical World of Disney: Pollyanna: Part 2 (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodnight Ladies
(uncredited)
Folk song attributed to Edwin P. Christy
Played at the bazaar
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Gorgeous!!!
25 March 2006 | by ralphfasSee all my reviews

As Pollyanna would say, the movie is simply "gorgeous"! In my 57 years I've seen this movie more times than I should admit. Just watched it again on Hallmark and felt compelled to offer my first comments on IMDb.

Everyone can feel down, lonely or put upon at one time or another. "Pollyanna" is just the right medicine for those ailments. I realize this is early Disney, but that is a positive attribute, not an indictment. Cheezy? How about "touching" instead? The cast, the performances, the setting, and most of all, the message are right on.

The film makes me laugh and cry every time I view it. How could you possibly ask for more? Guess I'm just a soft touch. Highly recommended for all but the terminally cynical.


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Language:

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Release Date:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

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