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?
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
In the scene of Anne Shirley, rehearsing "The Lily Maid", as she was going across the river in John Barry's boat and after it began to sink, Anne Shirley quickly grabbed onto the wooden bridge post, beside the sinking boat. As she grabbed onto the bridge post, her legs at-first were dangling. The next second, Anne Shirley's knees were sturdy and she did not lose grip. A step was put there, underwater, for her 3-minute survival before Gilbert Blythe came rowing across, asking her what she was doing, as she answered back, "Fishing, for lake trout". See more
[commenting on Anne's dramatic apology
Her tongue appears to be hinged in the middle, but she may turn out all right.
Version of Anne of Green Gables
Written by Johann Strauss
Played at ball and heard on phonograph See more