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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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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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Ania z zielonego wzgórza  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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Trivia

Katharine Hepburn wanted the part of Anne, and was always disappointed that she'd never gotten to play that part. Over 50 years later when Kevin Sullivan was producing a television adaptation of the same story she contacted him and had her grand-niece, Schuyler Grant read for the role. Schuyler did not get the part of Anne, (as the producers insisted on a Canadian actress) but she did get cast as Anne's best friend, Diana, in 'Anne of Green Gables (1985)'. See more »

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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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Boy Wanted, Girl Instead
5 May 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I found this movie to be fair for a film made in the 30's. Though if you are a fan of the Anne books I do not reccomend it. Anne Shirley did play her character nicely, but it wasn't enough to satisfy me. She rushed things too much and babbled too much, even for the character. Though minor I did not like that Diana was a blonde, she was supposed to have raven hair. Another thing, Anne and Gilbert do not become friends until the end of the book, the love affair was Marilla's and Mathew dies. If you really like Anne of Green Gables the books I suggest that you do not watch this movie, but watch the 1985 version starring Megan Follows, she plays an ideal Anne. So for a closing comment it was a cute movie but not the Anne i knew from the books.


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