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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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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:

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 »

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

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 »

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: 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 Melinda and Melinda (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Pollyanna's Song
(uncredited)
By Hazel George (as Gil George)
Played instrumentally
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The best film to ever to come out of the Disney Studios
25 June 1999 | by luke-31See 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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