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- Anne R
This is the first movie I saw in a theater! Released in June 1960 --- what an introduction: Jane Wyman, Karl Malden "Death comes unexpectedly", Hayley Mills, Donald Crisp, Adolph Menjou, and the best ever Agnes Moorehead -- I'm picking out the lining for my coffin." After I saw that movie I went around saying "impertinent" all the time, no clue what it meant, but it was my tip of the hat to Mrs. Snow. Can't wait.
- Judy Richard
I have been watching the schedule and checking it now for over a year.... monthly,... and this Pollyanna has not played.. I am asking you to please play it at some point soon.. thank you..
t's a film that brings you into the setting with the players. It's fun being in the kitchen with the irascible cook, both before and after her transformation. Didn't you enjoy running around with Nancy as she sneaks her kisses with her handsome beau - James Drury (sigh). What a relief when Pollyanna relieves the tension (just by being a natural girl behind the palm, etc.) at the town meeting and other occasions when Auntie is being her typical unbendable stick in the mud. Pollyanna's eye popping reaction to the brimstone sermon helps out there as well. Now for something really different ... Somehow, thought of "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" - the situation in reverse. In "Ivers," the niece goes the other way with an arbitrary aunt - very much the other way. She makes the very worst of the situation. Pollyanna's way is much more powerful. Both positive and negative attitudes are contagious. There is a draw in both cases. In Pollyanna, you are drawn up, and people come back for that.
This has been one of my favorite Disney films since it came to theaters in 1960. It has a remarkable cast and is a heartwarming story that still brings tears to my eyes when the crotchety aunt finally warms to Pollyanna. Karl Malden plays a terrific minister and was truly a fine actor. Haley Mills does an outstanding job playing Pollyanna. My sister and I used to ride our bikes to the local theaters to see all her films.I am so glad it is on dvd because I will be buying it. This is a must see for any age.