On May 19, 1960, Walt Disney Productions released the heartwarming film, Pollyanna. The story of a happy-go-lucky orphan who tries to cheer an entire town with her optimism, Pollyanna wasn’t one of Disney’s more successful films at the time. Over the years, however, it gradually worked its way into people’s hearts – both for its simple charm and its wonderful cast. Today, it is rightfully considered a classic.
The film marks the Disney debut of actress Hayley Mills, who would go on to make another five films for the studio, including the beloved and oft-remade classic, The Parent Trap. In Pollyanna, a wonderful supporting cast (including Jane Wyman, Richard Egan, Karl Malden, and Bewitched’s Agnes Moorehead) surrounded Mills, each giving smile-worthy performances of their own.
Let’s take a look at a couple of entertaining scenes from the film:
Is Pollyanna on your list of childhood favorites? If so, make sure to tell us all about it in our comments section, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this beloved Disney film.