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Eleanor H. Porter's story of Pollyanna, "The Glad Girl," was first filmed in 1920 by Mary Pickford. While entertaining, the Pickford version tended to reduce the supporting characters to stereotypes. Disney's 1960 remake of Pollyanna wisely offers three-dimensional characterizations, enhancing the charm and believability of the story. In her first Disney film (indeed, her first American film), Hayley Mills stars as Pollyanna, an orphan girl sent to live with her wealthy aunt Polly (Jane Wyman).
May 19, 1960 Wide
May 7, 2002
Aunt Polly Harringto...
Dr. Edmund Chilton
Reverend Paul Ford
Mayor Karl Warren
Mrs. Paul Ford
Mrs. Amelia Tarbell
Mary Grace Canfield
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Pollyanna emerges on the wide screen as the best live-actor movie Disney has ever made: a Niagara of drivel and a masterpiece of smarm.
Hayley Mills' work more than compensates for the film's lack of tautness and, at certain points, what seems to be an uncertain sense of direction.
Heartwarming period coming-of-age tale with typical Disney gloss
One of Disney's best 1960's films...and one of Hayley's best.
Audience Reviews for Pollyanna
- Mrs. Snow: And that doctor, all he gives you is pills. Just pills and bills, just pills and bills, that's all!
- Pollyanna: Of all the stupid little juvenile tricks! You mean to tell me you brought me all the way up here to see a crummy old... a crummy old tree?
- Pollyanna: Well, I suppose I could be glad because...
- Nancy Furman: Yes, go ahead, darling.
- Pollyanna: No! It was a silly game! I hate it! I'll never want to play it again! Leave me alone!
- Mrs. Amelia Tarbell: [Ben opens the car door] I am not going to budge.
- Ben Tarbell: [looks over his shoulder] I have had just about enough of your nonsense! You're going to join in with the others and make this into a town, not a dynasty. Get down out of that car, Amelia, I'm warning you! Move! [She gets out of the car]
- Mr. Murg: Why must you bedevil this poor dying woman with your childish silly little story?
- Pollyanna: I just thought she could play the game! [to Mrs. Snow] You could be glad you don't need this horrid old coffin! You could help others, by making the patch-work quilt for the orphans if you wanted. You ought to forget about dying and be glad you're living!
- Mrs. Snow: What is everybody sniffing about? My goodness, a bunch of ninnies. Think a person couldn't get well.
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