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Anne of Windy Poplars (1940)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  28 June 1940 (USA)
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Anne Shirley, having recently wed her childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe, takes a teaching position in a prestigious school far from her home on Prince Edward Island. While she is quickly ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Ellison ...
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Louise Campbell ...
Catherine Pringle
Joan Carroll ...
Betty Grayson
Katharine Alexander ...
Ernestine Pringle
Minnie Dupree ...
Alma Kruger ...
Mrs. Stephen Pringle
Marcia Mae Jones ...
Hester Pringle
Clara Blandick ...
Gilbert Emery ...
Stephen Pringle


Anne Shirley, having recently wed her childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe, takes a teaching position in a prestigious school far from her home on Prince Edward Island. While she is quickly accepted by her host family, the rest of the town, headed by the clannish Pringle family, refuses to accept her, on the orders of the head of the Pringle tribe, Hester Pringle. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <>

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28 June 1940 (USA)  »

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A Casa dos Ventos  »

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When Betty is talking to Aunt Ernestine on the staircase, her hands are by her side in the long shots whereas in the closer shot her right hand rests on the banister. See more »


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Enjoyed it more than the first
19 August 2006 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Not great for those spoiled by the Sullivan versions but not bad either. Like Sullivan's, this completely bypasses "Anne of the Island" and bases the movie on "Anne of Windy Poplars/Willows". Neither movie version was faithful to that book.

Anne takes a teaching job in a town controlled by the powerful Pringle clan. Of course, she changes their bitter attitudes and finds some kindred spirits. There are some interesting male and female characters and the actress who plays Anne Shirley is adequate but not charismatic. However, her character/acting is more likable than first time round in "Anne of Green Gables" (1934).

As expected, there isn't much of Gilbert. I believe he's played by a different actor. This Gilbert is handsomer but duller.

I found this more watchable, and better quality, than its predecessor but won't be buying this one (I caught it on TV).

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