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Anne of Windy Poplars (1940)

Approved | | Drama | 28 June 1940 (USA)
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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Anne Shirley
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Tony Pringle
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Matey
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Gilbert Blythe
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Jabez Monkman
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Catherine Pringle
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Betty Grayson
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Ernestine Pringle
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Kate
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Mrs. Stephen Pringle
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Jen Pringle
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Hester Pringle
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Mrs. Morton Pringle
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Stephen Pringle
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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 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 <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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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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Follows Anne of Green Gables (1934) See more »

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A gentle small-town drama
27 February 2011 | by See all my reviews

I managed to miss the film of "Anne of Green Gables", which was shown first, so I may be the only person on the IMDb to have watched "Anne of Windy Poplars" without actually having seen its predecessor!

I liked it a good deal; I felt that the melodrama at the end was rather less effective than the character studies in the beginning, where the interest lies in discovering just why the Pringle clan are behaving so strangely towards Anne, rather than in matters of life and death, and I have a hard job picturing the lead actress ever playing the irrepressible child-Anne of the original book, but it was definitely worth tuning in for. I did find the presentation of the series of lurid disasters (or threatened disasters) in the finale somewhat hard to swallow in what had been to date a very low-key, gentle film...


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