Pollyanna Overview:

Pollyanna (1960) was a Drama - Family Film directed by David Swift and produced by Walt Disney and George Golitzen.

Academy Awards 1960 --- Ceremony Number 33 (source: AMPAS)

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Honorary AwardHayley MillsWon
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Walt Disney's Pollyanna

By Rick29 on Mar 5, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Hayley Mills as Pollyanna. Impeccably produced and exceedingly well cast, Pollyanna ranks as Walt Disney's finest live-action children's film. Set in 1913, it tells the story of 12-old-year Pollyanna Whittier, an eternally-optimistic orphan who comes to live with her stern aunt in the picturesque s... Read full article


Walt Disney's Pollyanna

By Rick29 on Mar 5, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Hayley Mills as Pollyanna. Impeccably produced and exceedingly well cast, Pollyanna ranks as Walt Disney's finest live-action children's film. Set in 1913, it tells the story of 12-old-year Pollyanna Whittier, an eternally-optimistic orphan who comes to live with her stern aunt in the picturesque s... Read full article


Pollyanna (1960)

By Crystal J. Anderson on May 29, 2013 From Classic Film Review

Director: David Swift Writers:?Eleanor H. Porter (novel), David Swift (screenplay) Genre: Drama, Comedy Main Cast: Hayley Mills (Pollyanna) Jane Wyman (Polly Harrington/Aunt Polly) Richard Egan (Dr. Edmond Chilton) Nancy Olson (Aunt Polly’s maid, Nancy) Kevin Corcoran (Jimmy Bean) Karl Malden ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Angelica: If you ask me, Reverend Ford should've taken sides with Mayor Warren. He had the chance, and what did he do? Said he never takes sides in these matters.
Mrs. Tillie Lagerlof: Oh, stop sticking your nose into their business and get this sherbert out there!
Angelica: We're out of spoons.
Mrs. Tillie Lagerlof: Well, wash some up! Don't stand there belly-achin' to me about it!
Angelica: You're in a fine mood, aren't you?
Nancy Furman: Pollyanna, I thought you could use this for your room.
Pollyanna Whittier: Oh, thank you, Nancy! Oh, it's gorgeous!
Nancy Furman: Well, thanks for not spilling the beans about you-know-who.
Pollyanna Whittier: About Cousin Fred, you mean?
Nancy Furman: Mm-hm. Isn't he handsome?
Pollyanna Whittier: I knew it all the time!
Nancy Furman: You did? How did you know?
Pollyanna Whittier: Oh, sure, it was easy. I saw you holding hands under the t...
Mrs. Tillie Lagerlof: If you two ladies have got nothing better to do than sit there gosippin' and snickerin'...
Nancy Furman: Oh, we're just talking, Tillie!
Mrs. Tillie Lagerlof: Well, talk on your own time. This sherbert is turning to mush.


Aunt Polly Harrington: That dress is disgraceful. Tomorrow we'll go into town and get you some decent clothes.
Pollyanna Whittier: [incredulous] Store-bought?
Aunt Polly Harrington: Why, of course. Where else would we get them?
Pollyanna Whittier: Out an actual store? *New* clothes?
Aunt Polly Harrington: You're a Harrington now. I want you to look like one.


Mrs. Amelia Tarbell: You go get the luggage. Be careful with the fresh eggs. They're wrapped in paper.
Ben Tarbell: Yes, dear.
Mrs. Amelia Tarbell: Oh, and Ben?
Ben Tarbell: Yes, dear?
Mrs. Amelia Tarbell: I want you to write a letter to the president of this railway. There were men smoking in the parlor car. Disgraceful! I've taken his number.
Ben Tarbell: Yes, dear.


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Facts about

Marks the first of six films Hayley Mills made during her 5-year contract with Walt Disney studios.
Patty Duke auditioned for the plum part of Pollyanna.
Director / screenwriter David Swift had wanted to trim the overlong film by about 20 minutes and rearrange some scenes (most notably the acquisition of the doll in the town bazaar sequence) but Walt Disney, who fell in love with the film by watching the dailies, would not allow it and Swift did not have final-cut privileges.
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