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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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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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

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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 »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The Orphanage house is still on the Warner Bros back-lot and sits next to the house used in Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988). See more »

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Several times while in bed "paralyzed", Pollyanna moves her legs. See more »

Quotes

Pollyanna: I'm sorry about the dress, Aunt Polly. My father said it was a size too big, but that I should be glad it wasn't a pair of boy's trousers.
Aunt Polly: Well, that's hardly anything to be glad about.
Pollyanna: Well, my father always used to say...
Aunt Polly: Yes, well, never mind what your father used to say. Pollyanna, this is going to be your new home now, and I hope you'll be very happy with me. Nancy will show you to your room.
Pollyanna: I'm very glad you sent for me, Aunt Polly. Your home is very lovely.
Aunt Polly: Thank you.
Pollyanna: It must make you ...
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When the Saints Go Marching in
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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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