Pollyanna (1960)

Young Pollyanna (Hayley Mills) is a 12 year old orphan girl sent to live with her Aunt Polly (Jane Wyman) in the picturesque New England town of Harrington. She meets fellow orphan Jimmy Bean (Kevin Corcoran) and the two quickly become… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: May 19, 1960
DVD Release Date: May 7, 2002
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

Pollyanna emerges on the wide screen as the best live-actor movie Disney has ever made: a Niagara of drivel and a masterpiece of smarm.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Heartwarming period coming-of-age tale with typical Disney gloss

Variety Staff

Hayley Mills' work more than compensates for the film's lack of tautness and, at certain points, what seems to be an uncertain sense of direction.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

One of Disney's best 1960's films...and one of Hayley's best.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

This is Disney at its finest.

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Christopher Null

It's so saccharine it's difficult to take seriously.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
corny to be sure but also throughly enjoyable on that level
Jason Vargo
Sickeningly sweet and a tad overlong, Pollyanna is a different kind of Disney live action movie. Whereas Old Yeller dealt with "adult themes" of… More
Sunil Jawahir
Hayley Mills warms your heart and the upbeat optimistic preacher's daughter.