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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:
...  Anne Shirley 2 episodes, 1985
...  Marilla Cuthbert 2 episodes, 1985
...  Matthew Cuthbert 2 episodes, 1985
...  Rachel Lynde 2 episodes, 1985
...  Miss Muriel Stacy 2 episodes, 1985
Schuyler Grant ...  Diana Barry 2 episodes, 1985
...  Gilbert Blythe 2 episodes, 1985
Charmion King ...  Aunt Josephine 2 episodes, 1985
...  Mrs. Amelia Evans 2 episodes, 1985
Rosemary Radcliffe ...  Mrs. Elizabeth Barry 2 episodes, 1985
...  John Sadler 2 episodes, 1985
...  Mrs. Allan 2 episodes, 1985
...  Rev. Allan 2 episodes, 1985
Paul Brown ...  Mr. Phillips 2 episodes, 1985
...  Josie Pye 2 episodes, 1985
Trish Nettleton ...  Jane Andrews 2 episodes, 1985
Jennifer Inch ...  Ruby Gillis 2 episodes, 1985
...  Mrs. Hammond 2 episodes, 1985
Dawn Greenhalgh ...  Mrs. Cadbury 2 episodes, 1985
Jack Mather ...  Station Master 2 episodes, 1985
Vivian Reis ...  Mrs. Spencer 2 episodes, 1985
...  Mrs. Blewett 2 episodes, 1985
...  Alice Lawson 2 episodes, 1985
Sean McCann ...  Dr. O'Reilly 2 episodes, 1985
Roxolana Roslak ...  Madame Selitsky 2 episodes, 1985
Robert Haley ...  Professor 2 episodes, 1985
...  Mr. Barry 2 episodes, 1985
Morgan Chapman ...  Minnie May Barry 2 episodes, 1985
David Roberts ...  Tom 2 episodes, 1985
Nancy Beatty ...  Essie 2 episodes, 1985
David Hughes ...  Thomas Lynde 2 episodes, 1985
...  Prissy Andrews 2 episodes, 1985
...  Moody Spurgeon 2 episodes, 1985
...  Punch Woman 2 episodes, 1985
Rex Southgate ...  Section Head 2 episodes, 1985
Juliana Saxton ...  Pink Woman 2 episodes, 1985
Molly Thom ...  Lace Woman 2 episodes, 1985
...  Student 2 episodes, 1985
Sandra Scott ...  Mrs. Harrington 2 episodes, 1985
...  Porter 2 episodes, 1985
Ray Ireland ...  Mr. Hammond 2 episodes, 1985
Martha Maloney ...  Fairview Nurse 2 episodes, 1985
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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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 »

Goofs

When Miss Stacy is first introducing herself to the class, Anne takes out a pencil. We can see that the pencil has a modern metal tip with an eraser at the end. See more »

Quotes

Anne Shirley: My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes. That's a sentence I read once and I say it over to comfort myself in these times that try the soul.
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Referenced in Grace and Frankie: The Hinge (2018) See more »

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Wine, Woman and Song
Written by Johann Strauss
Played at ball
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Super Super Super!!
11 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

When I read these books as a child.. I would read an installment and then watch the installment on television. I have been in love with the stories ever since. The characters are truly the embodiment of L.M. Montgomery's written word. She would be proud.

I grew up wanting Gilbert Blythe to be in love with me and for Diana Barry to be my best friend. I think that this series was and is excellent.

If you like this one, make sure to watch the sequel. It is a little more romantic and a little less adventurous, but aren't we all when we grow up??


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