Anne Of Green Gables (Orginal movie 1985)

Theatrical Release: February 17, 1986
DVD Release: November 13, 2001
Anne Of Green Gables (Orginal movie 1985)


Megan Follows, Tony Award-winner Colleen Dewhurst (A Moon for the Misbegotten, Annie Hall) and Academy Award-nominee Richard Farnsworth (Comes a Horseman, The Grey Fox, The Natural) give unparalleled performances in this critically-acclaimed motion picture, based on the international best-selling novel. Filmed amidst the spectacular scenery of Prince Edward Island, Canada, this Emmy Award-winning production follows the enchanting life of orphan Anne Shirley (Follows), from her struggles as an adolescent to her triumphs as a young woman. A delicate epic full of wit, style, and emotional power.

Dove Review

This is a fantastic film that brings the characters to life from L. M. Montgomery’s book. The cast of stars that portray each lovable role are matched perfectly. The movie captures every detail from the colorful scenery to the costumes of the 1900s. This is truly a story the will make you fall in love with it even if you never read the book.

This is a true adventure for those of us with imagination. Anne has seen hard times and it is her imagination of life that keeps her going. From her thoughts of a make believe friend to that of having a bosom friend, follow her as she becomes a heartwarming addition to Marilla and Matthew’s lives at Green Gables.

. A Film that can be enjoyed by the entire family. We award this film the Dove Family Approved seal for 12+ due to topics listed below.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: H-1; "Oh Good Lord" used in reverence.
Violence: Woman calls young girl names; bullying.
Drugs: Young girl unknowingly consumes wine and becomes intoxicated; man smokes a pipe.
Nudity: None
Other: The hard life of an orphan; discussion about ghosts in woods; death.


Company: Sullivan Entertainment
Director: Kevin Sullivan
Genre: Children
Runtime: 196 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe