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Anne of Green Gables (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family  -  17 February 1986 (USA)
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An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her firey spirit and imagination.

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At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. Anne's a dreamer with an unusual point of view, far removed from Marilla's pragmatic ways, and it's only on trial that Marilla agrees to keep Anne...if Anne can keep out of trouble, only Anne has a positive genius for it. As Anne falls into a series of scrapes (and off a roof), makes a bosom friend, searches (and finds) several kindred spirits, Matthew and Marilla discover that their lives have become a great deal richer, now that Anne is at Green Gables. Written by Kathy Li

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The scene in the kitchen in which Anne tells Marilla she will apologize to Mrs. Lynde was shot with a body double for Richard Farnsworth as his schedule could not permit him to be there. All close-up shots were filmed later. See more »

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Reflected in the window behind Anne at the train station. See more »

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Aunt Josephine: Wealth can be very empty when you don't have someone to share it with. But by the time I realized that, no one would have me except men who wanted my money more than I did.
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Super Super Super!!
11 April 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I read these books as a child.. I would read an installment and then watch the installment on television. I have been in love with the stories ever since. The characters are truly the embodiment of L.M. Montgomery's written word. She would be proud.

I grew up wanting Gilbert Blythe to be in love with me and for Diana Barry to be my best friend. I think that this series was and is excellent.

If you like this one, make sure to watch the sequel. It is a little more romantic and a little less adventurous, but aren't we all when we grow up??


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