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 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
After Diana gets drunk, Anne is seen running after her. Anne's tights change back and forth between black and white. See more
[rolling her eyes at Matthew's excessive purchase
Twenty pounds of brown sugar.
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
Version of Anne of Green Gables
Written by Johann Strauss
Played at ball and heard on phonograph See more