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Anne of Green Gables 

TV-G | | Drama, Family | TV Mini-Series (1985)
An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 11 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Megan Follows ...  Anne Shirley 2 episodes, 1985
Colleen Dewhurst ...  Marilla Cuthbert 2 episodes, 1985
Richard Farnsworth ...  Matthew Cuthbert 2 episodes, 1985
Patricia Hamilton ...  Rachel Lynde 2 episodes, 1985
Marilyn Lightstone ...  Miss Muriel Stacy 2 episodes, 1985
Schuyler Grant Schuyler Grant ...  Diana Barry 2 episodes, 1985
Jonathan Crombie ...  Gilbert Blythe 2 episodes, 1985
Charmion King Charmion King ...  Aunt Josephine 2 episodes, 1985
Jackie Burroughs ...  Mrs. Amelia Evans 2 episodes, 1985
Rosemary Radcliffe Rosemary Radcliffe ...  Mrs. Elizabeth Barry 2 episodes, 1985
Joachim Hansen ...  John Sadler 2 episodes, 1985
Christiane Krüger ...  Mrs. Allan 2 episodes, 1985
Cedric Smith ...  Rev. Allan 2 episodes, 1985
Paul Brown Paul Brown ...  Mr. Phillips 2 episodes, 1985
Miranda de Pencier ...  Josie Pye 2 episodes, 1985
Trish Nettleton Trish Nettleton ...  Jane Andrews 2 episodes, 1985
Jennifer Inch Jennifer Inch ...  Ruby Gillis 2 episodes, 1985
Jayne Eastwood ...  Mrs. Hammond 2 episodes, 1985
Dawn Greenhalgh Dawn Greenhalgh ...  Mrs. Cadbury 2 episodes, 1985
Jack Mather Jack Mather ...  Station Master 2 episodes, 1985
Vivian Reis Vivian Reis ...  Mrs. Spencer 2 episodes, 1985
Samantha Langevin ...  Mrs. Blewett 2 episodes, 1985
Mag Ruffman ...  Alice Lawson 2 episodes, 1985
Sean McCann Sean McCann ...  Dr. O'Reilly 2 episodes, 1985
Roxolana Roslak Roxolana Roslak ...  Madame Selitsky 2 episodes, 1985
Robert Haley Robert Haley ...  Professor 2 episodes, 1985
Robert Collins ...  Mr. Barry 2 episodes, 1985
Morgan Chapman Morgan Chapman ...  Minnie May Barry 2 episodes, 1985
David Roberts David Roberts ...  Tom 2 episodes, 1985
Nancy Beatty Nancy Beatty ...  Essie 2 episodes, 1985
David Hughes David Hughes ...  Thomas Lynde 2 episodes, 1985
Wendy Lyon ...  Prissy Andrews 2 episodes, 1985
Zack Ward ...  Moody Spurgeon 2 episodes, 1985
Anna Ferguson ...  Punch Woman 2 episodes, 1985
Rex Southgate Rex Southgate ...  Section Head 2 episodes, 1985
Juliana Saxton Juliana Saxton ...  Pink Woman 2 episodes, 1985
Molly Thom Molly Thom ...  Lace Woman 2 episodes, 1985
Jennifer Irwin ...  Student 2 episodes, 1985
Sandra Scott Sandra Scott ...  Mrs. Harrington 2 episodes, 1985
Peter Sturgess ...  Porter 2 episodes, 1985
Ray Ireland Ray Ireland ...  Mr. Hammond 2 episodes, 1985
Martha Maloney Martha Maloney ...  Fairview Nurse 2 episodes, 1985
Stuart Hamilton Stuart Hamilton ...  Mme. Selitsky's Accompanist 2 episodes, 1985
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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 Kathy Li

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English

Release Date:

17 February 1986 (USA) See more »

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Anne of Green Gables See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The scene in the kitchen in which Anne tells Marilla she will apologize to Mrs. Lynde was shot with a body double for Richard Farnsworth as his schedule could not permit him to be there. All close-up shots were filmed later. See more »

Goofs

After Diana gets drunk, Anne is seen running after her. Anne's tights change back and forth between black and white. See more »

Quotes

Anne Shirley: Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD includes several deleted scenes, many of which feature German actress Christiane Krüger, which were filmed for the German version of the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Grace and Frankie: The Hinge (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Vienna Blood
Written by Johann Strauss
Played at ball and heard on phonograph
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Funny
5 February 2004 | by kintopf432See all my reviews

Highly amusing TV miniseries. It's hampered a bit by an unimaginative style and rather flat pace, but the droll performances and witty script make up for any shortcomings. Megan Follows takes a completely straight-faced approach to the occasionally ridiculous Anne, and her decision not to overplay the part keeps her from seeming irritating or unlikable. Colleen Dewhurst is ideally cast as Marilla, turning the character into a perfect balance of hard*ss and softie. Richard Farnsworth shows great charm as Matthew, and manages to find considerable eloquence in this monosyllabic character. The supporting cast is strong, too. The series has a reputation for sentimentality, but viewers who haven't seen it in a few years might be surprised by just how funny it is. It has its emotional moments, of course, and then some, but its consistent dry humor makes them palatable even to the most cynical of viewers. Recommended. 8.5 out of 10.


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