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?
The scene where Anne and Marilla are walking back from Mrs. Lynde's after Anne's theatrical apology was the very first to be filmed. See more
When Marilla shows Anne to her room on her first night at Green Gables, Megan Follows
enters the room and when she does her hat brushes Colleen Dewhurst
in the face. When Colleen Dewhurst turns toward the camera, you can see her barely holding in her laughter. According to Kevin Sullivan
, Dewhurst was renowned for her practical jokes, and she did something in the room as a joke on Megan Follows. Sullivan could not recall exactly what Dewhurst had done. This is the reason why she's trying to hold in her "laughter". See more
I like people who make me like them. Saves me so much trouble forcing myself to like them.
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
Followed by Anne of Avonlea
Written by Johann Strauss
Played at ball and heard on phonograph See more