Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

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Anne of Green Gables

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2011
UPC: 0622237244226
Original Release: 1985
Rating: NR
Source: Momentum
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 3:19:00
Sales rank: 57,474

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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Anne of Green Gables 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is Anne of Green Gables. It's a fabulous interpretation and presentation of the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Watch and enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a movie for both kids and adults.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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80NEPatsGrl More than 1 year ago
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.
jkmsmom More than 1 year ago
Anne of Green Gables is about love and family. Anne is a very strong female character. Great movie for girls (and boys too!).
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched this movie with my daughter who is 10, and the only girl in the family. We watched it from begining to end, laughed, cried, and cheered together. I recommened this movie to everyone who needs to get away from everyday life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
I first saw Anne of Green Gables when I was a little girl and it first aired on PBS for a telethon. Since then I bought the movies and they serve to be a true joy even as I grow older. This movie has been the most compelling I have ever seen in all my life. I highly recommend this movie for all ages whether you want a little laugh or a romantic cry. I know it says I give it 5 stars but I am going to upgrade that rating to 10,000,000.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
BelleBS More than 1 year ago
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"
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was a clean light romantic film of a young lady growing from adolescence to adulthood. She enjoyed her childhood though some of it was not rosy red. but in the end she could look back on it with fun memories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the book in this series and was veary pleased with this represantation of them.I hope to see the sequel and continuing story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a child, I first saw Anne of Green Gables on the PBS channel. It instantly became one of my all time favorite movies. When I saw it on video, I bought it right away to share with my daughter. It has now become one of her favorties, too!! The story and the characters are so easy to love. If we could all be so lucky to have an 'Anne Shirley' in our lives!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adore Anne of Green Gables.It was my fortune to have had the Disney channel when I was younger so as to watch it along with the series, Avonlea. Anne Shirley's character especially, I see as a kindred spirit. Lucy Montgomery was an extremely talented writer and storyteller to have created such a marvelous story. Anne of Green Gables will always hold a special place in my heart and I intend to pass this wondrous story on to my children in the future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really like this movie! It's clean, interisting, alittile romantic, and adventrous!