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Anne of Green Gables (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 23 November 1934 (USA)
A romantic teenage girl is adopted by a pair of elderly siblings in turn-of-the-century Canada.

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(as George Nicholls Jr.)

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(screen play), (from the book "Anne of Green Gables") (as L.M. Montgomery)
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Storyline

Anne Shirley, an orphan, is adopted by farmer Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla, who were expecting a boy to help with their farm work. However, they accept Anne, who quickly endears herself to them and to the local villagers. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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23 November 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ania z zielonego wzgórza  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was scheduled for release on 26 October 1934, but was postponed until the end of November and advertised as a "Thanksgiving" holiday release. Some sources erroneously list the earlier date as the release date. See more »

Quotes

Anne Shirley: I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't think a rose would be as nice if it were called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.
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Followed by Anne of Windy Poplars (1940) See more »

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Not bad antique
31 May 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

B-picture-level adaptation from RKO, modestly budgeted, with OK performances. Anne Shirley (who took her screen name from this role) looks rather older here than in some of her contemporary appearances. Film is much too rushed (the ending posits and wraps a major medical and romantic crisis in about 5 minutes), and the all-indoor shooting is no plus. No match whatever for the lovely Canadian miniseries version of 1985, whose leisurely pacing allowed better character development.


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