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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.
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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 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 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

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Did You Know?


One of the first scenes shot with Dame Wendy Hiller was the picnic scene. She had just recently had an operation and while climbing into the buggy for the scene, her hip was displaced. Everyone was confused and nervous, wondering if she had had a heart attack. When Sullivan got over to her, she said, "Get me a whiskey, dear boy." Unfortunately, her humorous mood was short-lived and she wanted to return to England at once, without finishing the film. Kevin Sullivan had to work hard to get her to stay. See more »


When Jane Andrews introduces Anne to her fiancé Harry Inglis, and Ruby Gillis irritates her with a comment on her big shiny ring, Jane turns to Harry and says, "Let's go, Harry." However, if you look closely at her lips, she is clearly mouthing out, "Come along, Harry." See more »


Mrs. Harris: What's the meaning of this outrage? I've had enough of your monkey shine!
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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 »


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Doesn't adhere to the novels but a well-made series anyway.
6 September 1999 | by Lee-107See all my reviews

This sequel of 'Anne of Green Gables' is beautifully made if one doesn't get indignant about the fact that Kevin Sullivan has not adhered to Montgomery as he did in the first Anne series. Yes, many characters are missed and I do think that each novel in the Anne series could have been taken separately and dealt with in a way to do justice to Montgomery's work. But, all said and done, I DID like this sequel. It was visually stunning, the story unfolded well and more ever the team spirit of the entire cast which showed so well in 'Anne of Green Gables', showed here too. Even the new actors who acted as the Harris clan and especially Rosemary Dunsmore as Katherine Brooke delivered their best. Megan Follows is as brilliant as she was in the prequel - with her perfect rendition of Anne, she has clinched a place for herself among contemporary actresses who have been so true to their literary characters example, Kellie Martin - Christy, Jennifer Ehle - Elizabeth Bennet etc. She's a truly gifted actress. Jonanthan Crombie gets a better chance in this sequel to establish himself as the one and only Gilbert Blythe. I would recommend this sequel as another example of Kevin Sullivan's directorial mastery. Irrespective of whether or not he adheres to Montgomery, he once again envelopes us with Anne Shirley's magic. A truly Inspiring Series. Don't miss it.

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