Anne, now a middle-aged woman, is troubled by recent events in her life. Her husband, Gilbert, has been killed overseas as a medical doctor during World War II. Her two daughters are ... See full summary »
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
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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 »
Please, please forgive me.
If you refuse it will be a lifelong sorrow to me. You wouldn't want to inflict a lifelong sorrow on a poor little orphan, would you?
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As a big fan of the books before I even saw the 80's versions of the movie, I think that the 1934 movie is a fairly good depiction. There is one deviation that they made which bugged me throughout the whole movie. Diana Barry's mother was Miss Rachel in the movie instead of them being 2 separate people. Also Diana had blonde hair, but that I could get past. I'm amused that the actress who played Anne Shirley (with an "e") just so happened to be named Anne Shirley, and she does an excellent job playing the character...it's almost as if the character Anne was modeled after the actress Anne. This movie sticks to the storyline very well, so as to quote many lines from the book. Also, Gilbert is still fairly handsome :)
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