Anne of Green Gables

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Overview

Lucy Maud Montgomery's novel Anne of Green Gables, previously filmed in 1934, was afforded a TV-movie treatment in 1985. Megan Follows stars as 13-year-old Anne Shirley, an orphan girl sent to live with a foster family on Canada's Prince Edward Island. Though she has great difficulty controlling her temper, impulsiveness and vivid imagination, Anne eventually wins over her new guardians, domineering Marilla Cuthbert Colleen Dewhurst and Marilla's shy brother Matthew Richard Farnsworth. Anne's secondary adventures...
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Overview

Lucy Maud Montgomery's novel Anne of Green Gables, previously filmed in 1934, was afforded a TV-movie treatment in 1985. Megan Follows stars as 13-year-old Anne Shirley, an orphan girl sent to live with a foster family on Canada's Prince Edward Island. Though she has great difficulty controlling her temper, impulsiveness and vivid imagination, Anne eventually wins over her new guardians, domineering Marilla Cuthbert Colleen Dewhurst and Marilla's shy brother Matthew Richard Farnsworth. Anne's secondary adventures concern her "bosom friend" Diana Schuyler Grant and her supposed enemy Gilbert Blythe Jonathan Crombie. Anne of Green Gables was offered on American television as a 3-part presentation on PBS' Wonderworks; it aired from February 17 through March 3, 1986.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2011
  • UPC: 622237244226
  • Original Release: 1985
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  • Source: Sullivan
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen
  • Time: 3:19:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 45,595

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Megan Follows Anne Shirley
Colleen Dewhurst Marilla Cuthbert
Richard Farnsworth Mathew Cuthbert
Jonathan Crombie Gilbert Blythe
Schuyler Grant Diana Barry
Patricia Hamilton Rachel Lynde
Marilyn Lightstone Miss Stacy
Charmion King-Pinsent Aunt Josephine
Jackie Burroughs Mrs. Amelia Evans
Joachim Hansen John Sadler
Christiane Kruger Mrs. Allan
Cedric Smith Rev. Allan
Paul Brown Mr. Phillips
Miranda de Pencier Josie Pye
Jennifer Inch Ruby Gillis
Jayne Eastwood Mrs. Hammond
Dawn Greenhalgh Mrs. Cadbury
Vivian Reis Mrs. Spencer
Samantha Langevin Mrs. Blewett
Sean McCann Dr. O'Reilly
Nancy Beatty Essie
David Hughes Thomas Lynde
Wendy Lyon Prissy Andrews
Zack Ward Mody Sprugeon
Anna Ferguson Punch Woman
Jennifer Irwin Student
Sandra Scott Mrs. Harrington
Rosemary Radcliffe Mrs. Barry
David Roberts Tom
Mag Ruffman Alice Lawson
Robert Collins Mr. Barry
Jack Mather Station Master
Technical Credits
Kevin Sullivan Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Hagood Hardy Score Composer
Shonagh Jabour Makeup
James Lahti Editor
Martha Mann Costumes/Costume Designer
Ian McDougall Producer
Rene Ohashi Cinematographer
Carol Spier Production Designer
Joe Wiesenfeld Screenwriter
Mairin Wilkinson Editor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Film is as Classic as the Book.

    This production of "Anne of Green Gables" is a beautiful little masterpiece. It is, for me, a part of my childhood memories. I can vividly remember when this miniseries was first broadcast on PBS here in the United States, when I was a little girl. I was only about 5 years old- too young to have ever watched a film of this type before - and yet “Anne” somehow drew me in early on, and I sat entranced in front of the television screen for the entire story. I later read LM Montgomerty’s books and enjoyed them very much, but that was years after I had fallen in love with her characters because of this film and its sequel. I'm now 25 and this is still one of my favorite movies of all time. It is incredible in every way- from the acting and storyline to the hauntingly beautiful theme music. Young Megan Follows delivered an absolutely brilliant, perfect performane as Anne. She is one of the main reason I love the “Anne” films so much. She was complimented extremely well by the rest of the cast, especially Collen Dewhurst and Richard Farnsworth. The movie is also enjoyable to a broad audience. Over the years of watching and re-watching this miniseries in our family, my dad and brother have always enjoyed it as much as my mom and I. I think that's because it's not the least bit sappy. Its hilariousy sharp(and often dry) humor prevents it from seeming overly sentimental at all. Yet, it also tugs gently at the heartstrings and makes you cry. It’s a classic, and deserves to be more famous than it is.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    THE version to see!

    This is Anne of Green Gables. It's a fabulous interpretation and presentation of the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Watch and enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Very Good!

    It is a movie for both kids and adults.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Excellent film

    This film is timeless! I enjoyed it immensely when I first saw it. I recently purchased it for my 10 year old granddaughter. She loved it and it provided some good learning conversations with her parents who watched it with her. I also saw this film used at the women's drug and alcohol rehab where I worked a number of years ago. Many of the women could relate to the early themes of abuse and feeling unwanted that existed in Anne's early years. This film will make you laugh and cry and cheer on the delightful Anne Shirley. It will probably also give you a yearning to visit beautiful Prince Edward Island.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    A treat for all generations

    I loved watching Anne of Green Gables with my children and now we watch them with my grandchildren. I bought it for all of my grandchildren. My daughter said it is the joy of her life to watch Anne with her daughters. (they are 5 and 7 years of age)

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

    Timeless Classic

    I saw this series for the first time in 6th grade English class (about 15 years ago) and loved every minute of it. Excellent script, acting performances, scenery, and directing. I literally wanted to live in Canada after watching this movie. One of my few favorite movies of all time. I shared this movie with my step mom and she literally watched the 1st movie (both parts) and the sequel on the edge of her seat & shared her experience with everyone at work the next day. I passed it along to one of my grandmothers who had never seen it and she watched the whol series twice before returning it. I highly recommend not only seeing this as well as the sequel, but owning them as well, movies just aren't made like this very often.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    This story is more than adquate for all ages .

    This was a gift for my grandchildren and they absouletly loved it and want more. Thank You

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Story!

    Anne of Green Gables is about love and family. Anne is a very strong female character. Great movie for girls (and boys too!).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Anne of Green Gables

    I had seen this before and wanted to give it as a gift to my Granddaughter. The story is as engaging now as when I saw it many years ago. I felt that the characters were real for the time period and the cast played the roles excellently.
    A very moving story of a lonely girl growing up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It is a wonderful movie.

    I have the entire series now. I love to watch them. Anne is a wonderful inspiration to all young and old on how to overcome the trails that life brings you.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Ann of Green Gables

    I now have the complete set and it is wonderful viewing. It is true to life and the characters were portrayed perfectly. I had read the book when I was young and loved the book but watching it on DVD really brings it to life. This can be viewed and loved by every family member. How wonderful it is to be able to view something without vulgar language thrown in. Also recommend "Christy" and "Road to Avonlea" which is a spin off of Anne of "Green Gables"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    16 and still loving it!

    I saw this when i was about 6 or 7. I'm a older teenager now, and I still love it.Anne will always be apart of me, and i hope my daughter(s) will love it too. I've seen all 3 movies, and I'am never dissapointed. This is the kind of movie to watch when your sick, or in a bad mood. It will cheer you right up. It's also perfect, for any mood. Anyone can relate to Anne. The characters are flawless. Espessally Megan, I adore her. Anything that Marilla said or her facial expressions, always makes me laugh. Gil is so adorable . If only everyone in the world was like the Characters in Anne of Green Gables.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ear Ache Soothed

    When I was a child,I had a terrible ear ache.As soon as I started to watch Anne of Green Gables and so forth... My ear ache had went away. I loved to watch it then later on I started to buy the books. I still have them. Ahh! It was lovely to see the relationship between Anne and Gilbert blossom. I have gone to Blockbuster or Hollywood Video but there's nothing on their shelves with Anne of Green Gables,Anne of Avonlea,...Her best friend Diana was so warm and friendly. Sometimes you wish all the people you meet are as lovely and comforting as Anne's best friend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best

    THis is my all time favorite movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful Movie!

    I love the books by Lucy Maude Montgomery and while this movie isn't 100% faithful it is very close to the books with only a couple of minor changes and is an absolutely beautiful movie! The whole cast is superb but especially Megan Follows as Anne, Colleen Dewhurst as Marilla, Richard Farnesworth as Matthew and Jonathan Crombie as Gilbert.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Classically Genuine Movie!!

    I first saw this movie a couple years after it came out when I was just a little girl and I have loved it from the start. I connected with Anne Shirley in so many ways because I am also a redhead. Megan Follows could not have done a better performance as Anne. The location is breathtaking so breathtaking that I kept wishing I could magically go there, the supporting cast is superb (not to mention Colleen Dewhurst as Marila). I don't think anyone could have asked for a better adaptation of a novel. Every time I see this film it takes me back to when I first saw it as a child. Watch it with loved ones or by yourself it will warm your heart either way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All Grown Up

    I grew up with Anne of Green Gables and I was so exited that there were movies too.I love movies and whats better than one of your favorite books come to life in movies and I am happy that there are sequels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2004

    An unforgetable book and an equally if not better movie.

    I first read Anne (with an e)of Green Gables when I was eleven years old. I have since given it to my daughters and to my granddaughter. It is by far one of the best books and films I have ever seen, if not THE best. I fell completely in love with Anne and her life story. I have read the book at least six or seven times and seen the film that many times also. It is a classic and I can't praise it enough. Megan Follows is a perfect Anne.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    As a fellow redhead i love these movies

    I First saw Anne of Green Gables as a child. As a fellow redhead i connected with anne and all that she went thru as a child with red hair. i laughed so hard when she tried to die her hair and it turned green! This is a beloved classic!!! I have never loved a movie has much as anne of green gables. Its a great movie for the whole family to watch.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Enduring Classic!

    There have been many people I have convinced to watch this film (and its sequel) that were reluctant to watch it because they thought this was a girls' or a children's film. When they finally conceded to watch it, they were blown away. This film is classic storytelling with deep emotion, incredible passion, and breathtaking scenery. It should be required viewing for all literature students. Granted, the director Kevin Sullivan has embellished the story plot, since the books (outside of the first one) are lacking in some depth. But what he has done is remain faithful to the spirit of the story's characters, and created a masterpiece of storytelling genius. Throw away your preconceived notions and give this film, and its sequels, a watch and you will not be disappointed.

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