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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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Storyline

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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Drama | Family

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anne of Green Gables See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was the subject of long-running legal disputes between producer Kevin Sullivan and the heirs of Anne author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Ultimately, Canadian courts agreed with the heirs that Sullivan had withheld from the heirs contractually promised profits from the first two films in the series (Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel), and the courts also found groundless Sullivan's $55-million defamation suit against the heirs. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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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 Avonlea: Aunt Hetty's Ordeal (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Wine, Woman and Song
Written by Johann Strauss
Played at ball
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Super Super Super!!
11 April 1999 | by BookendsSee 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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