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Rated Not Rated (US) / G (Canada), Drama

Don't miss this marvelous, sweet re-reading of Disney's Pollyanna, inspired by Eleanor H. Porter's classic best-selling novel of the same name. Starring Keshia Knight Pulliam and Phylicia Rashad of The Cosby Show, Polly tells the story of an orphan sent away to Harrington, Alabama, to live with her aunt. The Aunt is a rich and powerful black woman in a small segregated town. Aunt Polly is stuffy and often aloof toward her niece. Despite these disappointments, Polly's "gladness" game just might melt the townsfolk and her aunt. Directed and choreographed by the celebrated Debbie Allen, this TV movie was nominated for two Emmy Awards in 1990.


  • Aunt Polly: Phylicia Rashad
  • Dr. Shannon: Dorian Harewood
  • George: T.K. Carter
  • Jimmy Bean: Brandon Adams
  • Mrs. Conley: Barbara Montgomery
  • Nancy: Vanessa Bell Calloway
  • Polly: Keshia Knight Pulliam

Directed By

Debbie Allen

Written By

William Blinn; Based On Characters From The Novel "Pollyanna" By Eleanor H. Porter

Run Time

93 min

Aspect Ratio