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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Complete series cast summary:
 Anne Shirley (2 episodes, 1985)
 Marilla Cuthbert (2 episodes, 1985)
 Matthew Cuthbert (2 episodes, 1985)
Patricia Hamilton ...
 Rachel Lynde (2 episodes, 1985)
 Miss Muriel Stacy (2 episodes, 1985)
Schuyler Grant ...
 Diana Barry (2 episodes, 1985)
 Gilbert Blythe (2 episodes, 1985)
Charmion King ...
 Aunt Josephine (2 episodes, 1985)
 Mrs. Amelia Evans (2 episodes, 1985)
Rosemary Radcliffe ...
 Mrs. Elizabeth Barry (2 episodes, 1985)
 John Sadler (2 episodes, 1985)
 Mrs. Allan (2 episodes, 1985)
 Rev. Allan (2 episodes, 1985)
Paul Brown ...
 Mr. Phillips (2 episodes, 1985)
 Josie Pye (2 episodes, 1985)
Trish Nettleton ...
 Jane Andrews (2 episodes, 1985)
Jennifer Inch ...
 Ruby Gillis (2 episodes, 1985)
 Mrs. Hammond (2 episodes, 1985)
Dawn Greenhalgh ...
 Mrs. Cadbury (2 episodes, 1985)
Jack Mather ...
 Station Master (2 episodes, 1985)
Vivian Reis ...
 Mrs. Spencer (2 episodes, 1985)
Samantha Langevin ...
 Mrs. Blewett (2 episodes, 1985)
Mag Ruffman ...
 Alice Lawson (2 episodes, 1985)
Sean McCann ...
 Dr. O'Reilly (2 episodes, 1985)
Roxolana Roslak ...
 Madame Selitsky (2 episodes, 1985)
Robert Haley ...
 Professor (2 episodes, 1985)
 Mr. Barry (2 episodes, 1985)
Morgan Chapman ...
 Minnie May Barry (2 episodes, 1985)
David Roberts ...
 Tom (2 episodes, 1985)
Nancy Beatty ...
 Essie (2 episodes, 1985)
David Hughes ...
 Thomas Lynde (2 episodes, 1985)
 Prissy Andrews (2 episodes, 1985)
 Moody Spurgeon (2 episodes, 1985)
 Punch Woman (2 episodes, 1985)
Rex Southgate ...
 Section Head (2 episodes, 1985)
Juliana Saxton ...
 Pink Woman (2 episodes, 1985)
Molly Thom ...
 Lace Woman (2 episodes, 1985)
 Student (2 episodes, 1985)
Sandra Scott ...
 Mrs. Harrington (2 episodes, 1985)
Peter Sturgess ...
 Porter (2 episodes, 1985)
Ray Ireland ...
 Mr. Hammond (2 episodes, 1985)
Martha Maloney ...
 Fairview Nurse (2 episodes, 1985)
Stuart Hamilton ...
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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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17 February 1986 (USA)  »

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Anne auf Green Gables  »

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Did You Know?


The orphanage director, Mrs. Cadbury, is actually Megan Follows mother. See more »


When Marilla shows Anne to her room on her first night at Green Gables, Megan Follows enters the room and when she does her hat brushes Colleen Dewhurst in the face. When Colleen Dewhurst turns toward the camera, you can see her barely holding in her laughter. According to Kevin Sullivan, Dewhurst was renowned for her practical jokes, and she did something in the room as a joke on Megan Follows. Sullivan could not recall exactly what Dewhurst had done. This is the reason why she's trying to hold in her "laughter". See more »


Marilla Cuthbert: Anne Shirley, I've heard all about it. Now you open your door at once!
Anne Shirley: Please go away, Marilla. I'm in the depths of despair.
Marilla Cuthbert: Oh, fiddlesticks. Now, you open this door at once! Are you sick?
Anne Shirley: Go away. Don't look at me.
Marilla Cuthbert: Oh, don't play innocent with me. I'm so ashamed I don't know where to begin. What do you mean by breaking your slate over some boy's head?
Anne Shirley: He called me Carrots.
Marilla Cuthbert: I don't care what he called you. You have no reason to lose your temper. Anne Shirley, what have you done to your hair?
Anne Shirley: ...
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a 19 yr. old emotionally commenting about this utterly beautiful film..hehhheee
28 July 2004 | by (philippines) – See all my reviews

ohmigosh! this movie has become a part of my life..i relate to all of anne's characteristics and principles in life..probably the most wonderful movie ever there is..certainly nothing compares with it..i've watched this film when i was about 7 yrs. old..and i am just so crazy about's silly but i felt like i know everyone on the film..this movie is flawless..i love everything in it..the characters..the scenery..oh i wish i could go to prince edward island..i really wish i could..and meet all the cast of the film..the music too is very heartwarming..very touching....i thank God for such a wonderful film..i'd never get bored with it even if i watch it a thousand whole family including my relatives loves it..and my brothers and sisters from the church love it..THE BEST, the MOST WONDERFUL TOUCHING BEAUTIFUL movie of all! sorry just can't help meself..I LOVE THIS FILM!

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