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Anne of Green Gables 

Orphan Anne Shirley is adopted by the Cuthbert siblings. The miniseries is now believed to be lost. It was followed by a 1975 sequel.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kim Braden ...  Anne Shirley 5 episodes, 1972
Elliott Sullivan Elliott Sullivan ...  Matthew Cuthbert 5 episodes, 1972
Barbara Hamilton Barbara Hamilton ...  Marilla Cuthbert 5 episodes, 1972
Avis Bunnage Avis Bunnage ...  Rachel Lynde 4 episodes, 1972
Jan Francis ...  Diana Barry 4 episodes, 1972
Robin Halstead Robin Halstead ...  Gilbert Blythe 4 episodes, 1972
Kim Hardy Kim Hardy ...  Ruby Gillis 4 episodes, 1972
Zuleika Robson Zuleika Robson ...  Jane Andrews 4 episodes, 1972
Angela Walker Angela Walker ...  Josie Pye 4 episodes, 1972
Kate Beswick Kate Beswick ...  Miss Stacey 3 episodes, 1972
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Orphan Anne Shirley is adopted by the Cuthbert siblings. The miniseries is now believed to be lost. It was followed by a 1975 sequel.

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Drama | Family

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UK

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English

Release Date:

20 February 1972 (UK) See more »

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(5 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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I loved this
27 July 2007 | by ludovica36See all my reviews

I absolutely cannot believe this masterpiece is lost! I remember it so clearly and often wondered if it was going to be repeated... apparently not, worst luck.

For me this is the definitive version, infinitely superior to the Canadian version of (many) years later. Matthew's quiet shyness, Mrs Lynde's nosiness, Marilla's brusqueness.. and Anne... portrayed by Kim Braden with all the dreamy luminosity so evident in the books, and with none of the relentless cheesiness that often comes across in English adaptations of New World literature of this period. Kim managed to be perfectly believable as a girl far younger than herself, and inhabited Anne in a way no other actress could have done. It was easy to believe in her winning charisma and unusual beauty. This adaptation marked a seminal moment in my childhood, and every episode was a filled with joy and sorrow and often cringing embarrassment as the audience learned, along with Anne, the consequences of Pride, Vanity, Anger, Greed, Covetousness etc. etc. gently teaching as we laughed and cried along with our flawed, but wonderful heroine.

Can it REALLY be lost?

Please, someone in TV land, check your shed, your office cabinet, the attic.... Rediscover this shining and glorious work, I beg you!


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