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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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According to Baby Peggy, Ann Shirley was cast in the title role after Mitzi Green's mother demanded too much money. 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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You wouldn't want to inflict a lifelong sorrow on a poor little orphan, would you?
2 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Anne of Green Gables is directed by George Nichols Jr. and adapted to screenplay by Sam Mintz from the book of the same name written by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It stars Anne Shirley, Tom Brown, O.P. Heggie, Helen Westley & Sara Haden. Story sees Anne Shirley as an orphan girl who is adopted by farmer Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla. That they were expecting a boy means it's quite a surprise, but in spite of Marilla's initial reservations, they accept her into the family home and a good family unit is formed. But can Anne ingratiate herself into school and the village way of life?

Having not read the book I personally have no frame of reference in which to judge this film adaptation. What is there for its modest running time is a charming little picture capturing a time period long since past. The acting and English language is very correct, while the innocence of the story, including that of young love blossoming, has a simplicity that's hard to dislike. There's some nice country shots to sample as well, while O.P. Heggie's performance is worthy of investment on its own. Old time film making with old time values, it's a film easily digestible for the undemanding film fan. 7/10


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