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.
Did You Know?
Katharine Hepburn was originally approached to play Marilla Cuthbert. She declined, but suggested her relative (great-niece), Schuyler Grant
for the role of Anne. See more
In the scene in the general store where Anne is buying some fabric for a dress, Alice is shown putting the bolt back on the shelf. It cuts to a closeup of Anne and then the next shot shows Alice putting the same bolt back on the shelf again. See more
[Gilbert Blythe, rowing a boat, found Anne clinging to the post under a bridge
Anne Shirley. What in heck are you doing here?
[trying to sound dignified
Fishing, for lake trout.
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
Referenced in Avonlea: Aunt Hetty's Ordeal
Written by Johann Strauss
Played at ball and heard on phonograph See more