Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “Polly”

December 10, 2012 ‐ By


Set in 1950’s segregated Alabama, Polly was the all black remake of the original Pollyanna. With the Cosby connection and Debbie Allen directing, people were anxious to see it. You know the story, you’ve watched the VHS over and over again but we bet you don’t know these behind the scenes secrets.

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  • Nael

    i was so thinking of this movie a couple of days ago and couldn’t remember the name.. Thanks im goin to rent this 🙂

  • Olivia

    omg I used to love this moving when I was a kid…

    • Olivia

      *movie* lol

  • BP

    CLASSIC!!! Such a shame Disney had a limited release of it!

  • Yay!

    Loved this movie!

  • HopeFaithLove_333

    I love this movie! Takes me back to childhood. I wanted to be one of those girls in the church scenes lol

  • The church scene was epid. The guy who was Michael Jackson’s choegrapher in the 80’s (Thriller, Beat It) did the dancing in this movie. When Vanessa Bell Caloway started dancing, I realized all that talent in this movie. Second, the hot chemistry between Dorian Harewood and Phylicia Rashad. I know they made a sequel but I honestly thought they would be in another movie or tv show together. They seemed like a real couple. Third, I loved the scene where everyone comes to see Polly. I’m getting this on Netflix.

  • Suchalady

    That dance sequence was EVERYTHING! I love this movie and had the biggest crush on Brandon as a kid.

  • Mhhmmm

    Chile, that Brandon is FINE!

  • Good article. I absolutely love this movie, but no one I know has seen it.

  • ANTMilf

    Man, I forgot all about that Polly movie, I was 7 years old when that movie came out on NBC and remember watching it with my older cousins and my mother. Thank you MN for bringing back childhood memories with this article.

  • SpinDoc5

    This just made my day, thanks for posting! Glad to see so many ppl out there are up on this movie, it was a favorite in my household growing up.