Cast: Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Nancy Olson, James Drury, Reta Shaw
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The 1960 Disney film Pollyanna, introduced young British actress Hayley Mills to movie audiences, and she would go on to become a Disney regular, starring in a total of six Disney films by the age of nineteen.
Pollyanna is an orphaned girl who begins a new life with her rich Aunt Polly in a small town which is under the control of the sometimes difficult aunt. When the townspeople and Aunt Polly clash over the proposed building of a new orphanage, Pollyanna is caught in the middle of the dispute. Disobeying her aunt, Pollyanna sneaks off to attend a carnival organized to raise funds for the orphanage. An accident occurs, severely injuring her legs. Pollyanna's recovery is hindered by her sagging spirits due to the circumstances, but the townspeople gather to raise her spirits, and Aunt Polly arranges for the two of them to travel to Baltimore for surgery to repair her legs.
The cast includes many notable performers, including Jane Wyman, Karl Malden, Richard Egan, Agnes Moorhead and Adolphe Menjou.