Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Video Cassette - 196-?
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Film about an orphan girl who brings sunshine into the lives of everyone she meets.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Video [196-?].
ISBN: 9781558900455
1558900454
9780788801006
0788801007
Characteristics: 1 videocassette (134 min.) :,sd., col.

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Nursebob
Jun 19, 2019

Not quite the Disney treacle-fest one would expect thanks in large part to Mills’ believable moppet and those meticulous 1913 set designs (oh that train!), David Swift’s screen adaptation of Eleanor H. Porter’s novel offsets its many “fluffy bunny” moments—I can still taste that cloyingly sweet ending—with some good old-fashioned family entertainment brimming with inoffensive childhood mischief (Pollyanna climbs a tree!) and a generous dollop of patriotic Americana in the form of a town square celebration. Karl Malden also adds some needed gravitas as a socially inept fire-and-brimstone preacher who discovers a gentler way to save souls thanks to Pollyanna’s sage advice. And even though Santa Rosa, California and Disney’s Burbank studios do not exactly conjure up a convincing New England, "Pollyanna’s" rose-tinted joie de vivre still proves infectious to the point I actually found a tear in the corner of one eye. Damn you Walt Disney.

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iloveseaotters
May 26, 2019

I just love this film! Such a sweet movie with a good message; try to see the glad in everything! Hailey Mills is simply adorable as Pollyanna, who becomes known as "The Glad Girl". Truly a timeless Disney classic!

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robinandrews10
Feb 20, 2019

This is one of the classics from my childhood. So sweet and uplifting.

marycatlyons May 10, 2018

Some how I made it all the way to 28 years of age without seeing this one. It's a cute movie and has plenty of old school Disney actors that you'll love.

I barrowed this movie back in the day in 2009 or 2010 my brother says we barrowed it and this dvd i saw it in the library for the very frist ever i really liked this movie it was the best movie i had ever seen it was a longime scince i had seen it but i remeber it still it was a really good movie or it is a really good movie you guys all have to see it i should say this movie sould be for everyone to watch it any ages can watch it.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

Another great Hayley Mills movie about a sweet girl with an endless amount of cheer and joy, even when it doesn't seem like she would. Great movie to watch as a family.

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ANABELLE H. PORTER
Dec 14, 2015

Good movie! My favorite part is when they are at the carnival!

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Slys65ss
Jul 02, 2015

One of my favorites. Turn of the century Americana. The costumes are wonderful and of course, the performances are just delightful.

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EarthenWayfarer
Apr 07, 2014

A delightful production of the story of Pollyanna. I would think that kids old enough to watch movies like, 'Snowball Express' and 'The Love Bug' would be fine with this movie. The only part that might scare smaller ones would be when Pollyanna falls, which isn't too bad.

The movie is very light without throwing away the seriousness of sober scenes.

It did stray from some points in the book, but then most movies do. The actors and actresses were so convincing that I really didn't mind some of the detail changes. :) The only questionable part (for those who try to avoid it/don't want children hearing it their first few years) is the easy use of 'Oh my God' . Once the pastor even says it, but I can't tell whether it's an exclamation or a prayer.

But all in all this is a very excellent film; I would readily recommend it!

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MaryTomlinson
Mar 10, 2014

Original Release from 1960.

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