Anne of Green Gables

Synopsis: At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. Anne's a dreamer with an unusual point of view, far removed from Marilla's pragmatic ways, and it's only on trial that Marilla agrees to keep Anne...if Anne can keep out of trouble, only Anne has a positive genius for it. As Anne falls into a series of scrapes (and off a roof), makes a bosom friend, searches (and finds) several kindred spirits, Matthew and Marilla discover that their lives have become a great deal richer, now that Anne is at Green Gables.
Genre: Drama, Family
  Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 11 wins & 6 nominations.
199 min

Willows whiten, aspens quiver,

Little breezes dusk and shiver

Thro' the wave that runs forever

By the island in the river

Flowing down to Camelot.

Four grey walls, and four grey towers,

Overlook a space of flowers,

And the silent isle imbowers

The Lady of Shalott.

Piling sheaves in uplands airy,

Listening, whispers "'Tis the fairy

Lady of Shalott."

There she weaves by night and day

A magic web with colours gay.

She has heard a whisper say

A curse is on her if she stay

To look down on Camelot.

She knows not what the curse may be,

And so she weaveth steadily,

Little other care hath she,

The Lady of Shalott.



- Coming Mrs. Hammond!


Anne Shirley get in here this instant!

It's alright honey.

Go on, git, git!

Watch it you sloppy girl, that comes

right out of my babyies' mouthes.

I'm sorry, Mrs. Hammond, but I was

rushing so and it's quite heavy.

That'll be my share so there

won't be any less for the children.

Oh, here, just take

them and clean them up.

Well, if you'd pay more attention to your chores

instead of pouring over them fool books of yours.

Please! I won't do it again. It was

just so thrilling I couldn't put it down.

Oh, you darn well won't do it again.

And if I catch you reading

any more of them books of yours

while you're supposed to be looking after my

youngens, they'll feed the fire too, missy.

Well, don't just stand there looking daft!

Finish changing Meg and Peter!

Mr. Hammond and the men been waiting

well nigh an hour for their lunch

while you've been dawdling.

I enjoy babies in moderation, Mrs. Hammond,

but twins three times in succession is too much.


I simply couldn't live here

if I hadn't any imagination.

I'll take none of your

cheek, Anne Shirley.

Believe you me, you'll be out on your

backside if I get another word out of you.

Oh, go on. Git going to the mill before

Mr. Hammond takes a whipping to you. Git!


Not those goll-darn planks!

What's the matter?

Not that junk, idiot!

Cut it out!

Help! Get out here!

What happened, Tom?

He's been in a temper over lunch.

Screaming and swearing. You know

how he gets. He wouldn't stop.

Someone take the wagon

and go for the doctor.

He won't be needing no doctor.

Katie, I know you understand.

But if I hadn't lost myself

in the beauty of the day,..

the only beauty which

has now deceived me,...

poor Mr. Hammond

might still be with us.

There, there Nora.

He led a good life.

You have to think about

yourself and your youngens now.

Sell the mill and come and live with me.

And what about the girl?

She's a home child, isn't she?

- Yes.

She'll have to go back to the orphanage.

Mrs. Hammond,...

you must know how much I want to be

of help to you in your time of trial.

I consider it a burden I must bear.

I was daft when I took you in.

It's all your doing.

None but yours.

I blame myself entirely, Mrs. Hammond.

To have to wait and extra hour for

lunch is a terrible burden on any man.

I shall never overcome my grief.

But going back to an orphanage

would be more than I could bear.

I beg of you, Mrs. Hammond,

please let me stay with you.

Orphan children are

all the same - trash.


That's right, Anne Shirley. Poor, miserable

trash that don't deserve no better.

Mrs. Hammond, Ma'am.

Mrs. Hammond.

I sent a reply to your

letter just this morning.

I'm afraid we cannot take the girl.

We're overcrowded as it is.

But I've already had to divide my own

sweet babies among my relatives, Ma'am.

She ain't my responsibility no more.

You have to take her.

Come here, child.

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