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
Did You Know?
The scene where Anne and Marilla are walking back from Mrs. Lynde's after Anne's theatrical apology was the very first to be filmed. See more
When Anne accidentally dyes her hair green, she runs into her room and hides from Marilla. When Marilla comes up the stairs and Anne closes the door before jumping into the bed, you can see that it is a very large, hairy hand that actually pushes the door closed. See more
Anne Shirley. Anne with an "e."
Referenced in Avonlea: Aunt Hetty's Ordeal
Wine, Woman and Song
Written by Johann Strauss
Played at ball See more