Pollyanna is a children's drama about a young girl who goes to live with her bitter Aunt Polly after the death of her parents. She soon realises that not everyone in the world is as nice as her parents; her Aunt Polly being one of them. As Pollyanna introduces mirth and mayhem into her new home and encourages the local inhabitants to look on the bright side of life, she finds that even the coldest of hearts can be warmed.
Runtime: 30 minutes
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Pollyanna is a 1960 Walt Disney Productions feature film, starring child actress Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Karl Malden, and Richard Egan, in a story about a cheerful orphan changing the outlook of a small town. Based on the novel Pollyanna (1913) by Eleanor H. Porter, the film was written and directed by David Swift. The film marks Mills's first of six films for Disney, and it won the actress an Academy Juvenile Award.
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The film generated a trickle of juvenile merchandise including a Dell comic book, a paper-doll collection, an LP recording, an illustrated Little Golden Book, and a 30" Uneeda character doll in a red and white gingham dress, pantaloons, and boots. As part of a merchandise promotion, Disney was selling photo lockets with the quote claiming to be from Abraham Lincoln on them: “If you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will.” Discovering the necklace in a gift shop while on vacation with his family, director/screenwriter David Swift called the studio to have the item recalled immediately, as it was not a quote from Lincoln, but actually a paraphrasing of a line from Eleanor Porter's original 1913 novel that was written for the film.
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