Anne of Green Gables

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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.


Colleen Dewhurst
as Marilla Cuthbert
Richard Farnsworth
as Matthew Cuthbert
Patricia Hamilton
as Rachel Lynde
Schuyler Grant
as Diana Barry
Jonathan Crombie
as Gilbert Blythe
Charmion King-Pinsent
as Aunt Josephine
Jackie Burroughs
as Mrs. Amelia Evans
Joachim Hansen
as John Sadler
Cedric Smith
as Rev. Allan
Paul Brown
as Mr. Phillips
Jennifer Inch
as Ruby Gillis
Jayne Eastwood
as Mrs. Hammond
Dawn Greenhalgh
as Mrs. Cadbury
Vivian Reis
as Mrs. Spencer
Samantha Langevin
as Mrs. Blewett
Sean McCann
as Dr. O'Reilly
David Hughes
as Thomas Lynde
Wendy Lyon
as Prissy Andrews
Zack Ward
as Mody Sprugeon
Anna Ferguson
as Punch Woman
Sandra Scott
as Mrs. Harrington
Mag Ruffman
as Alice Lawson
Robert Collins
as Mr. Barry
Jack Mather
as Station Master
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Critic Reviews for Anne of Green Gables

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Audience Reviews for Anne of Green Gables

The main character is so insufferable and pig headed at times its hard to warm to her. Beautiful looking version of the story with veterans Dewhurst and Farnsworth outstanding in support.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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That gal makes me smile.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

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Good adaptation of the novel,

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

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I love Anne, Follows does a fabulous job.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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