Anne, now a middle-aged woman, is troubled by recent events in her life. Her husband, Gilbert, has been killed overseas as a medical doctor during World War II. Her two daughters are ... See full summary »
Author L.M. Montgomery's spirited heroine, Anne Shirley, faces numerous milestones, including first sleepovers, culinary misadventures and shifting relationships, all while embracing her inquisitive nature.
John Kent Harrison
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
Two versions exist of this film. The first version is as originally aired on TV in 1987 and is available on the 2005 full-screen 'Collector's Edition' DVD. The second version uses alternate, outtake footage (due to negative damage on the first reel, first 30 minutes of film) and is available as the 2011 wide-screen 'Restoration Edition' DVD. See more »
When Anne and Diana are in the cabbage field trying to catch the Jersey cow, it is supposedly in the early- to late-morning. However, in one shot, you can see the sun setting behind them and hear the evening crickets in the woods. See more »
[Gilbert has hit her with his riding crop]
I am not your horse, Mr. Blythe!
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No matter what people say, the movie did stick to the book most of the time. I couldn't believe that Anne, if for only 5 seconds, could even have thought of marrying Morgan Harris (Anne Harris???? Yuck!).I think it would have been nicer to have Roy Gardner instead of Morgan. Then it might have satisfied more people. If you watch it as 'Anne: The Sequel' and not 'Anne of Avonlea' it makes more sense, because Anne is hardly in Avonlea at all. It positively broke my heart when Gilbert told Anne he was engaged to Christine Boyfriend-Stealer Stuart, and gave her that letter that said 'congratulations on your success, Carrots'. When Anne went to see Gilbert when he was dying and she had her hair all tumbling down I thought it looked much nicer than that weird hairdo she wears elsewhere. I knew Gil would be OK because I've read the books, but it still made my heart melt like chocolate on a warm day. That is truly the mark of a great movie - even when you know what's going to happen it still touches you. (Another example is the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe film) It might have been nice to see more of Christine Boyfriend-Stealer Stuart because it didn't really seem like her and Gil were in love (unless it was Christine Boyfriend-Stealer Stuart that was helping Gil with his work in the first movie?). Gr8 movie, 10/10. Oh yeah - and I totally agree with Anne that a K is far nicer than a C in the name Katherine.
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