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Pollyanna (Disney 1960, Hayley Mills, Karl Malden)



A Disney remake of the 1921 Mary Pickford original, based on the Eleanor Porter story, this is a heartwarming tale of a young girl (Hayley Mills) who brings goodwill and happiness to the residents of a New England town. The entire cast is first-rate. Mills won a special Oscar for ‘The Most Outstanding Juvenile Performance.’

Pollyanna, features the last film appearance by character actor Adolphe Menjou. He plays grumpy Mr. Pendergast.

production details
USA / Disney / 134 minutes / 1960

Director: David Swift
Producer: Walt Disney
Original Story: Eleanor Porter
Director of Photography: Russell Harlan
Editing: Frank Gross
Music: Paul J. Smith
Script: David Swift
Production Design: Carroll Clark

Hayley Mills as Pollyanna
James Drury as George Dodds
Karl Malden as Reverend Paul Ford
Leora Dana as Mrs. Ford
Nolan Leary as Mr. Thomas
Reta Shaw as Tillie Lagerlof
Jane Wyman as Aunt Polly
Ian Wolfe as Mr. Neely
Arthur Tovey as Fishing Booth Attendant
Paul Frees as Barker (voice)
Agnes Moorehead as Mrs. Snow
Edgar Dearing as Mr. Gorman
Donald Crisp as Mayor Karl Warren
Richard Egan as Dr. Edmond Chilton
Nancy Olson as Nancy Furman
Adolphe Menjou as Mr. Pendergast
Kevin Corcoran as Jimmy Bean
Mary Grace Canfield as Angelica
Anne Seymour as Amelia Tarbell
Edward Platt as Ben Tarbell
Jenny Egan as Mildred Snow