31 user 3 critic

Anne of Avonlea 

Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (original title)
Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerant family determined to make her life miserable.
3,785 ( 20)




8 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »




Complete series cast summary:
Marilyn Lightstone ...  Miss Muriel Stacey 4 episodes, 1987
Schuyler Grant Schuyler Grant ...  Diana Barry 4 episodes, 1987
Rosemary Dunsmore ...  Katherine Brooke 4 episodes, 1987
Kate Lynch ...  Pauline Harris 4 episodes, 1987
Geneviève Appleton ...  Emmeline Harris 4 episodes, 1987
Susannah Hoffmann ...  Jen Pringle 4 episodes, 1987
Kathryn Trainor Kathryn Trainor ...  Essie 4 episodes, 1987
Rosemary Radcliffe Rosemary Radcliffe ...  Mrs. Elizabeth Barry 4 episodes, 1987
Charmion King Charmion King ...  Aunt Josephine Barry 4 episodes, 1987
Robert Collins ...  Mr. Barry 4 episodes, 1987
Morgan Chapman Morgan Chapman ...  Minnie May Barry 4 episodes, 1987
Mag Ruffman ...  Alice Lawson 4 episodes, 1987
Leslie Carlson ...  Mr. Charles Lawson 4 episodes, 1987
Jacqueline Blais Jacqueline Blais ...  Mrs. Harrison 4 episodes, 1987
Kay Hawtrey ...  Mabel Sloane 4 episodes, 1987
Bruce McCulloch ...  Fred Wright 4 episodes, 1987
Anna Ferguson ...  Mrs. Boulter 4 episodes, 1987
Zack Ward ...  Moody Spurgeon 4 episodes, 1987
David Fox ...  John Blythe 4 episodes, 1987
Jonathan Crombie ...  Gilbert Blythe 4 episodes, 1987
Patricia Hamilton ...  Rachel Lynde 4 episodes, 1987
Megan Follows ...  Anne Shirley 4 episodes, 1987
Colleen Dewhurst ...  Marilla Cuthbert 4 episodes, 1987
Wendy Hiller ...  Mrs. Margaret Harris 4 episodes, 1987
Frank Converse ...  Morgan Harris 4 episodes, 1987
David Hughes David Hughes ...  Thomas Lynde 2 episodes, 1987
Trish Nettleton Trish Nettleton ...  Jane Andrews 2 episodes, 1987
Rod Heffernan Rod Heffernan ...  Harry Inglis 2 episodes, 1987
Jennifer Inch Jennifer Inch ...  Ruby Gillis 2 episodes, 1987
Sheila Harcourt Sheila Harcourt ...  Christine Stuart 2 episodes, 1987
Arlene Meadows Arlene Meadows ...  Soprano at Wedding 2 episodes, 1987
Brigit Wilson Brigit Wilson ...  Tillie Boulter 2 episodes, 1987
Ian Heath Ian Heath ...  Anthony Pye 2 episodes, 1987
Fraser Chapman Fraser Chapman ...  Tommy Bell 2 episodes, 1987
James O'Regan James O'Regan ...  Mr. Pye 2 episodes, 1987
Patricia Carroll Brown Patricia Carroll Brown ...  Avonlea Townswoman 2 episodes, 1987
Chick Roberts Chick Roberts ...  Avonlea Townsman 2 episodes, 1987
Martin Donlevy Martin Donlevy ...  Jerry Buote 2 episodes, 1987
Nuala Fitzgerald ...  Mrs. Tom Pringle 2 episodes, 1987
Meg Hogarth ...  Mrs. James Pringle 2 episodes, 1987
Carolyn Hetherington Carolyn Hetherington ...  Mrs. Walter Pringle 2 episodes, 1987
Lynne Gorman ...  Mrs. John Pringle 2 episodes, 1987
Maxine Miller ...  Mrs. Albert Pringle 2 episodes, 1987
Robert Gailbraith Robert Gailbraith ...  Mr. Pringle 2 episodes, 1987
Molly MacNeil Molly MacNeil ...  Myra Pringle 2 episodes, 1987
Fiona McGillivray Fiona McGillivray ...  Hattie Pringle 2 episodes, 1987
London Juno London Juno ...  Jimsie Pringle 2 episodes, 1987
Dave Foley ...  Lewis Allen 2 episodes, 1987
Michael Fletcher Michael Fletcher ...  Minister 2 episodes, 1987
Louise Nicol Louise Nicol ...  Miss Kerr 2 episodes, 1987
Ingrid Bauer Ingrid Bauer ...  Miss MacKay 2 episodes, 1987
Fred Booker Fred Booker ...  Mr. McTavish 2 episodes, 1987
Charles Jolliffe Charles Jolliffe ...  Alec McGuiness 2 episodes, 1987
Janice Bryan Janice Bryan ...  Maid at Mrs. Pringle's 2 episodes, 1987
Dora Dainton Dora Dainton ...  Maid at Maplehurst 2 episodes, 1987
Gladys O'Connor Gladys O'Connor ...  Maid at Maplehurst 2 episodes, 1987
Joe Franklin Joe Franklin ...  Issac Kent 2 episodes, 1987
Glori Gage Glori Gage ...  Elvira Evans 2 episodes, 1987
Marilyn Boyle Marilyn Boyle ...  Gossip at Ball 2 episodes, 1987
Lionel Purcell Lionel Purcell ...  Cab Driver 2 episodes, 1987
Blair Purcell Blair Purcell ...  Wagon Driver 2 episodes, 1987
Richard Cryer Richard Cryer ...  Shepherd 2 episodes, 1987
Hudson Sullivan Hudson Sullivan ...  Diana's Baby 2 episodes, 1987


Anne Shirley, now a schoolteacher, has begun writing stories and collecting rejection slips. She makes the acquaintance of a handsome, rich, bachelor, (jumping to a wrong conclusion, she and Diana chased down Rachel Lynde's cow, thinking it was Dolly) & immediately sold it to John Blythe. [When she realizes her fault, Anne & Marilla do a special visit to Rachel Lynde & her longtime husband, Thomas. During this visit, Thomas Lynde dies & Rachel Lynde became a widow!] and wins (to her chagrin) Rolling's Reliable baking soda (that was forged by Diana) company's writing contest. She acts as Diana's maid of honor, and refuses Gilbert Blythe's marriage proposal; which sends her to teach Kingsport Ladies' College, an exclusive all girl students' school, where she meets opposition from the principal, Miss Katherine Brooke, and the Pringle clan (one of whom is the rich, handsome bachelor). But while Anne won the numerous conflicts & battles, and the friends she makes, she returns to Avonlea. Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Family | Romance


See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


While shooting the scene where Anne says goodbye to Marilla and Rachel before she leaves for Kingsport, Colleen Dewhurst was wearing jeans under her dress because she had to catch a plane in an hour. See more »


At Diana's wedding, when the minister's wife is singing under the tent, it is clearly raining outside. However, when it cuts to the guests outside at the wedding, it is not raining anymore. See more »


Diana Barry: You always have to be the center of attention whenever Gilbert Blythe is in anyone's company!
See more »

Alternate Versions

The 2011 wide-screen 'Restoration Edition' DVD uses alternate, outtake footage not seen in the original 1987 film. The first 30 minute reel of 'Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel' had a very deep negative scratch in the emulsion layer of the film. This accident occurred during the creation of a 35mm theatrical negative in the early 90s, damaging the first reel beyond repair. This meant each shot in the first reel had to be completely rebuilt from a variety of sources. In some cases, each frame of the film had to be completely Photoshopped in order to repair it, particularly during sequences where action was passing across the screen. In some cases, director Kevin Sullivan determined that the damage was too significant, so scenes were reconstructed using outtakes. Second and third takes were used. See more »


References Little Women (1933) See more »


Barbara Allen
Played by Emmeline on piano
See more »

User Reviews

Anne & Gilbert at last...
30 March 2002 | by book addictSee all my reviews

No matter what people say, the movie did stick to the book most of the time. I couldn't believe that Anne, if for only 5 seconds, could even have thought of marrying Morgan Harris (Anne Harris???? Yuck!).I think it would have been nicer to have Roy Gardner instead of Morgan. Then it might have satisfied more people. If you watch it as 'Anne: The Sequel' and not 'Anne of Avonlea' it makes more sense, because Anne is hardly in Avonlea at all. It positively broke my heart when Gilbert told Anne he was engaged to Christine Boyfriend-Stealer Stuart, and gave her that letter that said 'congratulations on your success, Carrots'. When Anne went to see Gilbert when he was dying and she had her hair all tumbling down I thought it looked much nicer than that weird hairdo she wears elsewhere. I knew Gil would be OK because I've read the books, but it still made my heart melt like chocolate on a warm day. That is truly the mark of a great movie - even when you know what's going to happen it still touches you. (Another example is the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe film) It might have been nice to see more of Christine Boyfriend-Stealer Stuart because it didn't really seem like her and Gil were in love (unless it was Christine Boyfriend-Stealer Stuart that was helping Gil with his work in the first movie?). Gr8 movie, 10/10. Oh yeah - and I totally agree with Anne that a K is far nicer than a C in the name Katherine.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 31 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.


Official Sites:

Official site


Canada | USA | UK



Release Date:

19 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anne of Avonlea See more »

Filming Locations:

Port Hope, Ontario, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


| (2002 video release)

Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed