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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.
       Anne of Green Gables was actress Mary Miles Minter's first film with director William Desmond Taylor. On 1 Feb 1922, Taylor was murdered in his Los Angeles bungalow, and although Minter was not a suspect, her romantic involvement with the much older man became part of the scandal surrounding Taylor's death. She withdrew from films the following year. ... More Less

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.
       Anne of Green Gables was actress Mary Miles Minter's first film with director William Desmond Taylor. On 1 Feb 1922, Taylor was murdered in his Los Angeles bungalow, and although Minter was not a suspect, her romantic involvement with the much older man became part of the scandal surrounding Taylor's death. She withdrew from films the following year. More Less

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DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
9 Aug 19
p. 791.
Exhibitors Trade Review
22 Nov 19
p. 2137.
Exhibitors Trade Review
28 Feb 20
p. 1329.
Hollywood Reporter
15 Mar 19
p. 1528.
Motion Picture News
15 Nov 19
p. 3599.
Motion Picture News
29 Nov 19
p. 3975.
Moving Picture World
22 Nov 19
p. 438, 455
Moving Picture World
6 Dec 19
p. 685.
Moving Picture World
10 Jan 20
p. 222.
New York Times
22 Dec 19
p. 18.
Variety
14 Nov 19
p. 59.
Wid's
23 Nov 19
p. 20.
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 November 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Realart Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
15 November 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14450
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
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 ... +


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. +

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