Anne of Green Gables*

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Anne of Green Gables*

  • 1985 ----- color ----- 197 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Kevin Sullivan; Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth) Based on Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic novel set on Prince Edward Island. Matthew Cuthbert, an old bachelor living with his spinster sister, Marilla, decides to adopt a boy to help on Green Gables farm. The orphanage mistakenly sends Anne Shirley, a mischievous redhead. She has the irritating habit of talking all the time, but the longer Anne stays, the less Matthew and Marilla can imagine the farm without her. Anne cultivates disaster wherever she goes. But at school she competes neck and neck with fellow classmate Gilbert Blythe. Eventually their fierce rivalry turns into a secret affection that blossoms into love. Marilla tries to stop Anne from seeing Gilbert. Then Matthew dies, and Green Gables has to be sold. This is when Gilbert steps in and gives up a teaching post in the town so that Anne and Marilla can stay on at the farm. (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Adolescence, Canadian Studies, Family Life, Literature, Literature: Children's, Motion Pictures: Features)