Polly Harrington (Jane Wyman) lives in Beldingsville, Vermont in a big house (The town was named Harrington in the Disney film). She's rich and has her servants; Nancy the housemaid and Old Tom the gardener. She's the only sister of her deceased sister Jeannie and aunt of Pollyanna. She always follows her duty to herself and even to Pollyanna. She's harsh, stern, responsible, practical, and beautiful. When Pollyanna arrived to live with her, Polly doesn't understand about her or the glad game. Once a week, she sometimes makes calf's foot jelly or other stuff for Mrs. Snow. One day, Pollyanna brought an orphan boy name Jimmy Bean who wants a home and some work, but Polly had become harsh and won't allow to keep Jimmy in her home. Then later on, Pollyanna thought to change Aunt Polly's looks. She undo her hair and put a rose in it, then put a lace shawl over her shoulders. When she steps outside on the front porch, she spotted Dr. Chilton looking surprise when he saw her new looks. She rapidly ran inside and got mad with Pollyanna for making going outside with her lace shawl and having a rose in her hair. When a tragic happened about Pollyanna and the vehicle accident, Polly's afraid to tell Pollyanna that she wont' walk again and she don't know what to say to her. Then she asks Nancy about the glad game which she didn't understands it. Now she understands the game and her niece better, and she forgets about her duty.