Anne of Green Gables


1919

Brief Synopsis

Anne Shirley, an orphan, is taken into the lives of a generous farmer and his sister. She grows from an adventuresome young lass into a charming and much sought-after young lady.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 23, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Realart Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Realart Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (Boston, 1908).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6 reels

Synopsis

Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert adopt a lively child named Anne Shirley to live with them on their farm, Green Gables. Although Anne's whimsical nature is at first misunderstood by her unimaginative foster mother, the two come to love each other. Anne's antagonists are Mrs. Pie, the village gossip, and her malicious daughter Josie. Anne is involved in many mischievous adventures as a girl, but after her graduation, she becomes the village schoolmistress and saves her meager earnings for an operation that will restore her mother's failing sight. One of her pupils, Anthony Pie, claims that Anne beat him cruelly and broke his arm. Reverend Figtree, however, reveals to the angry townspeople that he saw Anthony break his arm when he fell from a haywagon. Exonerated, Anne marries her sweetheart, Gilbert Blythe.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 23, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Realart Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Realart Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (Boston, 1908).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6 reels

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Trivia

As of 1999, all prints of this film are believed to be lost.

Notes

The film was also based on Montgomery's other "Anne" novels: Anne of Avonlea, 1909; Chronicles of Avonlea, 1912; and Anne of the Island, 1915. Exterior scenes were filmed in Dedham, MA. Many contemporary sources list George Stewart as having played the role of Gilbert Blythe, but photographs from the production support those sources that credit Kelly with the role. RKO remade the film in 1934 with Anne Shirley in the lead and George Nicholls, Jr. directing, and used the Montgomery novels again in 1940 for Anne of Windy Poplars, directed by Jack Hively and again starring Shirley.