Anne of Green Gables (1985)

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An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.

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Top 250 TV #230 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 11 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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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 orphanage director, Mrs. Cadbury, is actually Megan Follows mother. See more »

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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 »

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Aunt Josephine: I like people who make me like them. Saves me so much trouble forcing myself to like them.
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Followed by Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000) See more »

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Vienna Blood
Written by Johann Strauß
Played at ball and heard on phonograph
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Like an exquisite vacation!!!
20 November 1999 | by (Morro Bay, Hammett Valley, Twin Rocks) – See all my reviews

Every time I watch Anne of Green Gables, I am transported out of my living room in California in 1999 and into the beautiful colorful time of 1908 and Avonlea, PEI. It is such a simple yet beautiful story. As a person who usually prefers movies nothing at all like this, I am shamelessly admitting that I adore everything about these stories from L.M. Montgomery. And even if they had put in a special order, they never could have found anyone more suitable to play Anne than Megan Follows. No matter what else I see her in, she's Anne Shirley, and she will always be the only Anne Shirley. If I'm stressed or upset, I have only to go to Anne's world. It's like an inexpensive vacation!!! : )


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