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Anne of Avonlea 

Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (original title)
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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 Miss Muriel Stacey (4 episodes, 1987)
Schuyler Grant ...
 Diana Barry (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Katherine Brooke (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Pauline Harris (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Emmeline Harris (4 episodes, 1987)
Susannah Hoffmann ...
 Jen Pringle (4 episodes, 1987)
Kathryn Trainor ...
 Essie (4 episodes, 1987)
Rosemary Radcliffe ...
 Mrs. Elizabeth Barry (4 episodes, 1987)
Charmion King ...
 Aunt Josephine Barry (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Mr. Barry (4 episodes, 1987)
Morgan Chapman ...
 Minnie May Barry (4 episodes, 1987)
Mag Ruffman ...
 Alice Lawson (4 episodes, 1987)
Leslie Carlson ...
 Mr. Charles Lawson (4 episodes, 1987)
Jacqueline Blais ...
 Mrs. Harrison (4 episodes, 1987)
Kay Hawtrey ...
 Mabel Sloane (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Fred Wright (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Mrs. Boulter (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Moody Spurgeon (4 episodes, 1987)
David Fox ...
 John Blythe (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Gilbert Blythe (4 episodes, 1987)
Patricia Hamilton ...
 Rachel Lynde (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Anne Shirley (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Marilla Cuthbert (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Mrs. Margaret Harris (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Morgan Harris (4 episodes, 1987)
David Hughes ...
 Thomas Lynde (2 episodes, 1987)
Trish Nettleton ...
 Jane Andrews (2 episodes, 1987)
Rod Heffernan ...
 Harry Inglis (2 episodes, 1987)
Jennifer Inch ...
 Ruby Gillis (2 episodes, 1987)
Sheila Harcourt ...
 Christine Stuart (2 episodes, 1987)
Arlene Meadows ...
 Soprano at Wedding (2 episodes, 1987)
Brigit Wilson ...
 Tillie Boulter (2 episodes, 1987)
Ian Heath ...
 Anthony Pye (2 episodes, 1987)
Fraser Chapman ...
 Tommy Bell (2 episodes, 1987)
James O'Regan ...
 Mr. Pye (2 episodes, 1987)
Patricia Carroll Brown ...
 Avonlea Townswoman (2 episodes, 1987)
Chick Roberts ...
 Avonlea Townsman (2 episodes, 1987)
Martin Donlevy ...
 Jerry Buote (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Mrs. Tom Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
Meg Hogarth ...
 Mrs. James Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
Carolyn Hetherington ...
 Mrs. Walter Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
Lynne Gorman ...
 Mrs. John Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
Maxine Miller ...
 Mrs. Albert Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
Robert Gailbraith ...
 Mr. Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
Molly MacNeil ...
 Myra Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
Fiona McGillivray ...
 Hattie Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
London Juno ...
 Jimsie Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Lewis Allen (2 episodes, 1987)
Michael Fletcher ...
 Minister (2 episodes, 1987)
Louise Nicol ...
 Miss Kerr (2 episodes, 1987)
Ingrid Bauer ...
 Miss MacKay (2 episodes, 1987)
Fred Booker ...
 Mr. McTavish (2 episodes, 1987)
Charles Jolliffe ...
 Alec McGuiness (2 episodes, 1987)
Janice Bryan ...
 Maid at Mrs. Pringle's (2 episodes, 1987)
Dora Dainton ...
 Maid at Maplehurst (2 episodes, 1987)
Gladys O'Connor ...
 Maid at Maplehurst (2 episodes, 1987)
Joe Franklin ...
 Issac Kent (2 episodes, 1987)
Glori Gage ...
 Elvira Evans (2 episodes, 1987)
Marilyn Boyle ...
 Gossip at Ball (2 episodes, 1987)
Lionel Purcell ...
 Cab Driver (2 episodes, 1987)
Blair Purcell ...
 Wagon Driver (2 episodes, 1987)
Richard Cryer ...
 Shepherd (2 episodes, 1987)
Hudson Sullivan ...
 Diana's Baby (2 episodes, 1987)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

It took quite a few takes to get Diana's bed to break correctly when Anne and Diana fall on it during the bedroom scene before Diana's wedding. See more »

Goofs

When Anne and Gilbert race to the bridge and he falls in, he comes out all wet. Moments later, when they encounter Fred and Diana, he is dry. See more »

Quotes

Anne Shirley: [to Gilbert about her book being published] It hasn't happened yet, you fool, and don't you dare tell anyone!
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Connections

Referenced in Avonlea: Old Quarrels, Old Love (1991) See more »

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Barbara Allen
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Played by Emmeline on piano
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Anne & Gilbert at last...
30 March 2002 | by (farnham, england) – See all my reviews

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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