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 Rated TV #229 | 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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Schuyler Grant auditioned for the role of Anne Shirley before she was eventually cast as Diana Barry. 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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Ruby Gillis: [about to re-en-act the Lily Maid scene] I'm frightened. Mrs. Lynde says acting is a sin.
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Wine, Woman and Song
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EXCELLENT!! ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES!!!
1 November 2004 | by (Mos Eisley, Tattoine) – See all my reviews

This movie is such a wonderful piece of art!!! It truly follows all that L. M. Montgomery imagined!!!

I definitely recommend its sequels, starring the same cast!!

The romance between Anne and Gilbert is enchanting, the scenery is beautiful, Anne and Diana's friendship is overwhelming, and Marilla, Matthew, and Rachel Lynde will all become dear to your heart.

If you love the movie, you will love the books!!! I know that I did, and I feel as if Green Gables and all of Anne, Diana, and Gilbert's "haunts" (aka Lover's Lane, Dryad's Bubble, the Lake of Shining Waters, the Haunted Wood) are a part of me, as well as Avonlea and everywhere else Anne goes.


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