Anne of Green Gables

Director: Kevin Sullivan Year: 1985 Run Time: 199min
Anne of Green Gables (1985)

On turn-of-the-20th-century Prince Edward Island, siblings Matthew (Farnsworth) and Marilla Cuthbert (Dewhurst) decide to take in an orphaned boy to help them on their farm. Instead, they get freckle-faced, red-haired Anne Shirley (Follows). The stubborn and outspoken 11-year-old girl’s fiery spirit and imagination are sure to turn life upside down on the peaceful island, and add a lot of love into the Cuthberts’ lives.

So begins Anne of Green Gables, one of the most beloved stories in Canadian literature for readers of all ages. This mini-series adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s series of novels — one of the highest-rated broadcasts in Canadian television history — features Megan Follows in the title role, who has since gone on to become one of Canada’s most critically acclaimed actors.

This trophy-sweeping Genie Award-winner is a charming, family-friendly affair that is sure to delight.


Kevin Sullivan


Joe Wiesenfeld, Kevin Sullivan


Ian McDougall, Kevin Sullivan, Trudy Grant


Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Jonathan Crombie


Drama, Family


English, Dubbed in French


Anne of Green Gables was filmed and set in Prince Edward Island. Kevin Sullivan is from Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
G Manitoba
14 New Brunswick
14 Newfoundland and Labrador
14 Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
G Ontario
14 Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon