Sunday, May 16, 2010

365 Movies: Anne of Green Gables Review

Anne of Green Gables stars Anne Shirley, Tom Brown, O.P Heggie, and Helen Westley in this 1934 film. After expecting to bring home a boy to help around the house, Matthew Cuthbert(Heggie) instead brings home a 14 year old orphaned girl named Anne Shirley(played by Shirley). His sister, Marilla(Westley) isn't too keen on her at first, but the sweet girl grows on both of them. Anne Shirley is a girl filled with wonderment, and is a outgoing and sweet child. Marilla goes from being stubborn and cold, to a completely softie, when Anne enters her life. Her brother, Matthew almost immediately falls in love with the girl. This is such a sweet and short little film! Anne Shirley(the actress) took her name for the character in this movie and she does a marvelous job as the character. I really loved how adorable O.P and Helen were. They were so much fun to watch together! Tom Brown, who I had previously seen in a Thin Man film was very good as Gilbert Blythe, Anne's love interest. A cute and sentimental film, that I think anyone can enjoy!

Review for Tomorrow: Happy-Go-Lucky


Tom said...

Nice review. I didn't know anything about this version.

Audrey said...

Is this one as good as the one they made in the '80s? Normally I prefer the original better but I didn't even know about this one until recently and I grew up with the Sullivan one. Just curious how they compare if you've seen them both.