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 #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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Katharine Hepburn was originally approached to play Marilla Cuthbert. She declined, but suggested her relative (great-niece), Schuyler Grant for the role of Anne. See more »

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In the scene in the general store where Anne is buying some fabric for a dress, Alice is shown putting the bolt back on the shelf. It cuts to a closeup of Anne and then the next shot shows Alice putting the same bolt back on the shelf again. See more »

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Anne Shirley: [after saying her prayers] Did I do alright?
Marilla Cuthbert: Yes, if you were addressing a business letter to the catalogue store.
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Followed by Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008) See more »

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the best tv ever
10 March 2004 | by (edinburgh) – See all my reviews

first saw this when first shown on channel 4 and have loved it since. Have all the videos but ration myself to watching them only every couple of years to keep them special...even so, know all the words!! megan follows is perfect as anne, and gilbert is also perfect. i love the way the writer has caught the essentials of the stories without ruining them.

Kind of wish they hadnt attempted the 3rd series tho - the story was so way off the mark of the books and just didnt seem to carry on properly from the first 2. And anne being tempted by another man?! impossible with lovely gilbert around! i read somewhere that megan follows had been in an accident before filmim=ng of the continuing story, which accounts for her looking so much older in that one. is this true?


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