Anne of Avonlea (1987)
"Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel" (original title)

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Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerant family determined to make her life miserable.

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Anne Shirley, now a schoolteacher, has begun writing stories and collecting rejection slips. She makes the acquaintance of a handsome, rich, bachelor, (jumping to a wrong conclusion, she and Diana chased down Rachel Lynde's cow, thinking it was Dolly) & immediately sold it to John Blythe. [When she realizes her fault, Anne & Marilla do a special visit to Rachel Lynde & her longtime husband, Thomas. During this visit, Thomas Lynde dies & Rachel Lynde became a widow!] and wins (to her chagrin) Rolling's Reliable baking soda (that was forged by Diana) company's writing contest. She acts as Diana's maid of honor, and refuses Gilbert Blythe's marriage proposal; which sends her to teach Kingsport Ladies' College, an exclusive all girl students' school, where she meets opposition from the principal, Miss Katherine Brooke, and the Pringle clan (one of whom is the rich, handsome bachelor). But while Anne won the numerous conflicts & battles, and the friends she makes, she returns to Avonlea. Written by Kathy Li

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While shooting the scene where Anne says goodbye to Marilla and Rachel before she leaves for Kingsport, Colleen Dewhurst was wearing jeans under her dress because she had to catch a plane in an hour. See more »

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As Diana and Anne walk past the house, as they talk about Anne's story and right before running into Rachel with the Jersey cow, you can see crew trailers, a yellow car with its hood up and some other equipment reflected in the windows of the house (best seen in the window at the end). See more »

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Katherine Brooke: Hate has got to be a disease with me.
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References Little Women (1933) See more »

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Doesn't adhere to the novels but a well-made series anyway.
6 September 1999 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This sequel of 'Anne of Green Gables' is beautifully made if one doesn't get indignant about the fact that Kevin Sullivan has not adhered to Montgomery as he did in the first Anne series. Yes, many characters are missed and I do think that each novel in the Anne series could have been taken separately and dealt with in a way to do justice to Montgomery's work. But, all said and done, I DID like this sequel. It was visually stunning, the story unfolded well and more ever the team spirit of the entire cast which showed so well in 'Anne of Green Gables', showed here too. Even the new actors who acted as the Harris clan and especially Rosemary Dunsmore as Katherine Brooke delivered their best. Megan Follows is as brilliant as she was in the prequel - with her perfect rendition of Anne, she has clinched a place for herself among contemporary actresses who have been so true to their literary characters example, Kellie Martin - Christy, Jennifer Ehle - Elizabeth Bennet etc. She's a truly gifted actress. Jonanthan Crombie gets a better chance in this sequel to establish himself as the one and only Gilbert Blythe. I would recommend this sequel as another example of Kevin Sullivan's directorial mastery. Irrespective of whether or not he adheres to Montgomery, he once again envelopes us with Anne Shirley's magic. A truly Inspiring Series. Don't miss it.


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