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)

AwardRecipientResult
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

Reverend Ford: We looked for the good in them, and we found it, didn't we?


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.


Pollyanna Whittier: My father used to say that if we ever had the money you have, we would eat steak and ice cream three times everyday!


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Facts about

Final film of Adolphe Menjou.
Patty Duke auditioned for the plum part of Pollyanna.
The film opens with a close-up of a naked backside of young blond boy, who swings from a rope swing away from the camera jumping into a river. The boy is played by William Betz, who was 7 at the time of filming, who recalled in 2009 that at the time of filming, people weren't really allowed to swim in that river, White Sulfur Springs. He said his mother also had a very brief background extra role as one of the ladies at the train station where Pollyanna is picked up. Neither of them were actors but just locals where the movie was filmed. He is amused that the small Vermont town depicted in the movie was actually a mix of various locales miles apart in Napa Valley and Sonoma County, California.
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