Anne of Green Gables

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  • 1934
  • 1 hr 18 min
  • 7.0  (1,426)

Anne of Green Gables, released in 1934, is a classic drama film directed by George Nichols Jr. and starring Anne Shirley, Tom Brown, and O.P. Heggie. The story is based on the famous novel of the same name by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The plot of the movie revolves around a young orphan girl named Anne Shirley, played by Anne Shirley herself. In the beginning of the movie, Anne is sent to Prince Edward Island to live with a middle-aged brother and sister, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who had requested an orphan boy to help them on their farm. Despite the initial confusion and disappointment caused by Anne's arrival, the Cuthberts decide to keep her and give her a home.

Anne is a spirited and imaginative girl who has grown up in various institutions, with little affection and few friends. However, she soon charms the Cuthberts and the whole town with her infectious enthusiasm and intelligence. She also develops a close bond with her classmate, Gilbert Blythe, played by Tom Brown.

As Anne begins to settle into her new life, she faces many challenges and adventures, including a rivalry with another girl in school and a misunderstanding that threatens to ruin her bond with Matthew and Marilla. However, with her indomitable spirit and the kindness of her adopted family and friends, Anne overcomes all obstacles and shines in her own unique way.

One of the highlights of the movie is the stunning cinematography that captures the beauty and tranquility of Prince Edward Island, with its rolling hills, picturesque villages, and stunning beaches. The movie also features a wonderful score by Max Steiner, which perfectly complements the emotional and dramatic moments of the story.

The cast of the movie delivers outstanding performances, especially Anne Shirley who embodies the spirit and vitality of Anne Shirley with uncanny accuracy. Her portrayal of Anne is a delight to watch and will warm the hearts of everyone who sees the movie. Tom Brown also shines as Gilbert Blythe, the charming and good-natured classmate who captures Anne's heart.

O.P. Heggie delivers a heartfelt performance as the quiet and compassionate Matthew Cuthbert, while Helen Westley is perfectly cast as the stern and no-nonsense Marilla Cuthbert. Other notable performances include Charley Grapewin as the friendly and jovial town drunkard, Mr. Barry, and Murray Kinnell as the sinister and conniving Mr. Phillips, the school teacher.

Overall, Anne of Green Gables is a classic movie that captures the essence of the beloved novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The movie is a celebration of the human spirit, of the power of friendship, and of the beauty of simple, everyday life. It is a must-see for anyone who loves uplifting, heartwarming movies that inspire and delight.

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    7.0  (1,426)