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Pollyanna (1960)

Approved | | 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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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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Storyline

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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Just wonderful entertainment! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

Hallmark Channel | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alle lieben Pollyanna See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Patty Duke auditioned for the plum part of Pollyanna. See more »

Goofs

When Pollyanna (and her doll) fall from the high bedroom window, near the end of the film, they land on the pathway some distance from the house. They should have landed, at most, just a few feet from the building. See more »

Quotes

Nancy Furman: Miss Pollyanna?
Pollyanna: Yes? Aunt Polly?
Nancy Furman: No, I'm Nancy. I work for your aunt and I came here to fetch you.
Pollyanna: Oh. How do you do?
Nancy Furman: This is Thomas, the gardener.
Pollyanna: How do you do?
Mr. Thomas: Hello, young lady.
Nancy Furman: Oh, Thomas will take your luggage for you. Put it in the back seat. Oh, good afternoon, Mrs. Tarbell.
Mrs. Amelia Tarbell: Is that Jenny Harrington's child?
Nancy Furman: Yes, it is.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Soultaker (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

When You and I Were Young, Maggie
(uncredited)
Lyrics by George W. Johnson
Music by J.A. Butterfield
(Played at dance)
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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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