Mr. Pendleton (Pendergast in the Disney film), (Adolphe Menjou) is a wealthy man who lives with no one but himself. He was first seen when Pollyanna says good afternoon to him, but he refuses to listen to this nonsense. Later, he hurt his leg while taking a walk in the woods, Pollyanna heard his cry for help and she gets Dr. Chilton and other men for help. One day, Pollyanna came by to visit him in the hospital and she notices a beautiful rainbow on his pillow and she asks him where that rainbow comes from. he said the rainbow came from the prisms, which the sunlight hits the prisms and creates rainbows. It made him happy when Pollyanna said about the rainbows. Later on, Pollyanna came back again to visit. He asks if she would like to stay with him, which it surprised Pollyanna. She told him that she would like to, but she wants to stay with Aunt Polly because she knows that she loves her and cares for her. Mr. Pendleton is mad because he wants her to live with him like his own daughter. Mr. Pendleton once said that he knows Pollyanna's aunt and her mother, Jeannie. He once fall in love with Jeannie, but she didn't love him and she married John Whittier. It makes him heartbroken, and now he's all lonesome without any friends or someone who care for him. Then, John came by at Polly's house because he heard about what happened to Pollyanna and she can't walk again. He told Polly that she makes him feel glad and he would not see his little prism girl walking again.