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Anne of Green Gables (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 23 November 1934 (USA)
A romantic teenage girl is adopted by a pair of elderly siblings in turn-of-the-century Canada.

Director:

George Nichols Jr. (as George Nicholls Jr.)

Writers:

Sam Mintz (screen play), Lucy Maud Montgomery (from the book "Anne of Green Gables") (as L.M. Montgomery)
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Complete credited cast:
Anne Shirley ... Anne Shirley
Tom Brown ... Gilbert Blythe
O.P. Heggie ... Matthew Cuthbert
Helen Westley ... Marilla Cuthbert
Sara Haden ... Mrs. Barry
Murray Kinnell ... Mr. Phillips
Gertrude Messinger ... Diana
Charley Grapewin ... Dr. Tatum
Hilda Vaughn ... Mrs. Blewett
June Preston June Preston ... The Blewett Little Girl
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Anne Shirley, an orphan, is adopted by farmer Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla, who were expecting a boy to help with their farm work. However, they accept Anne, who quickly endears herself to them and to the local villagers. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Trivia

According to Baby Peggy, Ann Shirley was cast in the title role after Mitzi Green's mother demanded too much money. See more »

Quotes

Anne Shirley: Please, please forgive me.
Anne Shirley: If you refuse it will be a lifelong sorrow to me. You wouldn't want to inflict a lifelong sorrow on a poor little orphan, would you?
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Vivid Retelling Of A Canadian Classic
22 November 2003 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

Vivacious & irrepressible, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES brings unlooked-for happiness into the lives of a lonely old sister & brother on Prince Edward Island.

Lucy Maud Montgomery's well-loved novel comes to life in this wonderful little movie. Excellent production values, a literate script and first class performances gives the story exactly the touch of quality it deserves.

Taking her professional name from the character she portrayed, actress Anne Shirley is a joy as the red-headed fourteen-year-old orphan who completely alters the lives of her new guardians. Completely assured in her starring role, Miss Shirley is a delight, entertaining the viewer with Anne's boundless imagination, quick temper and not-so-secret sorrows.

Playing the stern spinster who gives the girl a home, Helen Westley also completely commands her role; the viewer will enjoy seeing this sharp-tongued woman slowly unbend to Anne's affection and child-like innocence. Australian character actor O. P. Heggie gives one of his finest performances as Westley's shy, gentle brother who welcomes Anne into his heart from the moment he arrives to fetch her from the railroad station.

Tom Brown most agreeably plays the schoolboy who quickly grabs Anne's attention. Sara Haden is appropriately prickly as a nosy neighbor. Charley Grapewin makes the most of his few moments as Avonlea's doctor.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$226,000 (estimated)
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Mono (RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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