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Pollyanna (1960)


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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).


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May 7, 2002

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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.

March 9, 2009 Full Review Source: TIME Magazine
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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.

May 20, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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This is Disney at its finest.

December 27, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
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Heartwarming period coming-of-age tale with typical Disney gloss

June 21, 2005
Film Journal International

One of Disney's best 1960's films...and one of Hayley's best.

October 15, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

It's so saccharine it's difficult to take seriously.

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corny to be sure but also throughly enjoyable on that level
August 4, 2007
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Hayley Mills warms your heart and the upbeat optimistic preacher's daughter.
March 18, 2009

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    1. Mrs. Snow: And that doctor, all he gives you is pills. Just pills and bills, just pills and bills, that's all!
    – Submitted by Nhia T (20 months ago)
    1. 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?
    – Submitted by Nhia T (20 months ago)
    1. Pollyanna: Well, I suppose I could be glad because...
    2. Nancy Furman: Yes, go ahead, darling.
    3. Pollyanna: No! It was a silly game! I hate it! I'll never want to play it again! Leave me alone!
    – Submitted by Nhia T (2 years ago)
    1. Mrs. Amelia Tarbell: [Ben opens the car door] I am not going to budge.
    2. 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]
    – Submitted by Nhia T (2 years ago)
    1. Mr. Murg: Why must you bedevil this poor dying woman with your childish silly little story?
    2. 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!
    – Submitted by Nhia T (2 years ago)
    1. Mrs. Snow: What is everybody sniffing about? My goodness, a bunch of ninnies. Think a person couldn't get well.
    – Submitted by Nhia T (2 years ago)
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