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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pollyanna
... Aunt Polly
... Dr. Edmond Chilton
... Reverend Paul Ford
... Nancy Furman
... Mr. Pendergast
... Mayor Karl Warren
... Mrs. Snow
... Jimmy Bean
... George Dodds
... Tillie Lagerlof
... Mrs. Paul Ford
... Mrs. Amelia Tarbell
... Ben Tarbell
... 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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Alle lieben Pollyanna  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Director David Swift stated in the commentary that the townsfolk of Harrington were mostly the citizens of Santa Rosa, California (the location of many exteriors) who dressed in period costumes and enjoyed appearing in the crowd scenes, such as the dramatic climax when the whole population of Harrington came to visit Pollyanna at the big house and see her off at the train station. See more »

Goofs

When Mildred and Nancy go to check on Mrs. Snow and Pollyanna, the prisms are still hanging on Mrs. Snow's lamp. After the cut, they are all off the lamp and hanging in the window. See more »

Quotes

Nancy Furman: Oh Pollyanna, will you please get into the car? We've simply got to get home!
George Dodds: In a rush?
[George grabs Nancy and kisses her. Nancy pushes him away]
Nancy Furman: Oh! George, stop it! Oh, Pollyanna, you don't know my cousin Fred, do you?
George Dodds: Your cousin Fred?
Nancy Furman: This is Miss Harrington's niece.
[pointedly]
Nancy Furman: The one who's come to live with her!
George Dodds: [realizing] Oh! Oh, that one! Well, hello, Pollyanna, how are you?
Pollyanna: Fine, thank you.
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Connections

Referenced in Queer as Folk: ...Wherever That Dream May Lead You (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodnight Ladies
(uncredited)
Folk song attributed to Edwin P. Christy
Played at the bazaar
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The best film to ever to come out of the Disney Studios
25 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is an absolutely remarkable film.It is uplifting,life-affirming,and painfully truthful about human ways.Even though it is set in the early 1900's, its message is still very applicable in the modern world.I was blown away by the genuine power of Hayley Mill's performance.The supporting cast is also excellent,especially Karl Malden and Agnes Moorehead.If you want to see a nearly flawless and absolutely charming fim,than this is the one to see.Far and away Hayley's best performance.


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