Pollyanna (1960)



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In this Disney film, orphan Pollyanna is sent to live with her wealthy Aunt Polly. A humorless sort, Aunt Polly is taken aback by Pollyanna's insistence upon seeing the happy side of everything. With her best friend and fellow orphan Jimmy Bean, Pollyanna spreads her sunshine all over town.

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family
Directed By: ,
Written By: David Swift
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 7, 2002


as Pollyanna

as Aunt Polly

as Dr. Edmond Chilton

as Reverend Paul Ford

as Mrs. Snow

as Nancy Furman

as Mr. Pendergast

as Jimmy Bean

as Mayor Karl Warren

as George Dodds

as Tillie Lagerlof

as Mrs. Paul Ford

as Amelia Tarbell

as Ben Tarbell

as Mr. Murg

as Mildred Snow

as Mr. Murg

as Mr. Neely

as Mr. Thomas

as Mr. Gorman

as Editor

as Mr. Hooper
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Critic Reviews for Pollyanna

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

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.

Full Review… | March 9, 2009
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 20, 2008
Top Critic

This is Disney at its finest.

Full Review… | December 27, 2010
Common Sense Media

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.

Full Review… | May 9, 2002

Audience Reviews for Pollyanna


corny to be sure but also throughly enjoyable on that level

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Sickeningly sweet and a tad overlong, Pollyanna is a different kind of Disney live action movie. Whereas Old Yeller dealt with "adult themes" of death and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is an action film, Pollyanna wants the audience to believe there are idealic communities where one person can change everyone's attitude at the same time. Hayley Mills is relentlessly upbeat-until the finale, and the dour attitude goes away in the blink of an eye. The characters change because the script demands it, not because its organic over time. Each of the crusty townspeople gets a moment to show why they're deplorable on their ultimate way to redemption-I can almost see chapters in a book devoted to their stories before the overall story moves on. Even though Pollyanna is likely to give you a toothache from all the sugary sweetness, Mills and the cast eventually win you over. It's very hard to hate a little girl who is always smiling and trying to bring light into other people's lives.

Jason Vargo
Jason Vargo

Super Reviewer


Hayley Mills warms your heart and the upbeat optimistic preacher's daughter.

Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

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