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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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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:

Comedy | Drama | Family

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pollyanna 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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Trivia

Final film of Adolphe Menjou. See more »

Goofs

Several times while in bed "paralyzed", Pollyanna moves her legs. 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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Don't Be Fooled By Pre-teen Appearances
5 April 2003 | by kimmie5See all my reviews

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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