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Anne of Windy Poplars (1940)

Approved | | Drama | 28 June 1940 (USA)
Anne Shirley, having recently wed her childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe, takes a teaching position in a prestigious school far from her home on Prince Edward Island. While she is quickly ... See full summary »

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Jack Hively

Writers:

Michael Kanin (screen play), Jerome Cady (screen play) (as Jerry Cady) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Shirley ... Anne Shirley
James Ellison ... Tony Pringle
Henry Travers ... Matey
Patric Knowles ... Gilbert Blythe
Slim Summerville ... Jabez Monkman
Elizabeth Patterson ... Rebecca
Louise Campbell ... Catherine Pringle
Joan Carroll ... Betty Grayson
Katharine Alexander ... Ernestine Pringle
Minnie Dupree Minnie Dupree ... Kate
Alma Kruger ... Mrs. Stephen Pringle
Marcia Mae Jones ... Jen Pringle
Ethel Griffies ... Hester Pringle
Clara Blandick ... Mrs. Morton Pringle
Gilbert Emery ... Stephen Pringle
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Storyline

Anne Shirley, having recently wed her childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe, takes a teaching position in a prestigious school far from her home on Prince Edward Island. While she is quickly accepted by her host family, the rest of the town, headed by the clannish Pringle family, refuses to accept her, on the orders of the head of the Pringle tribe, Hester Pringle. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa dos Ventos See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Betty is talking to Aunt Ernestine on the staircase, her hands are by her side in the long shots whereas in the closer shot her right hand rests on the banister. See more »

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Follows Anne of Green Gables (1934) See more »

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A gentle small-town drama
27 February 2011 | by Igenlode WordsmithSee all my reviews

I managed to miss the film of "Anne of Green Gables", which was shown first, so I may be the only person on the IMDb to have watched "Anne of Windy Poplars" without actually having seen its predecessor!

I liked it a good deal; I felt that the melodrama at the end was rather less effective than the character studies in the beginning, where the interest lies in discovering just why the Pringle clan are behaving so strangely towards Anne, rather than in matters of life and death, and I have a hard job picturing the lead actress ever playing the irrepressible child-Anne of the original book, but it was definitely worth tuning in for. I did find the presentation of the series of lurid disasters (or threatened disasters) in the finale somewhat hard to swallow in what had been to date a very low-key, gentle film...


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