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Anne of Green Gables Details


Former child actress Dawn O'Day changed her professional name for Dawn O'Day, assuming the moniker of her character in the film, Anne Shirley. This first of three RKO films based on the novels of L. M. Montgomery finds young, orphaned, hoydenish Anne arriving at a Canadian household. Though it's an uphill climb, Anne eventually melts the hearts of her truculent foster parents O.P. Heggie and Helen Westley. Despite the unwarranted scrutiny of local gossip Sara Haden, Anne finds true love with stalwart Tom Brown. Dawn O'Day proved successful enough to warrant a sequel, produced six years later and also starring Anne Shirley: 1940's Tom Brown. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Anne Shirley
as Anne Shirley
Tom Brown
as Gilbert Blythe
O.P. Heggie
as Matthew Cuthbert
Helen Westley
as Marilla Cuthbert
Sara Haden
as Mrs. Rachel Barry
Murray Kinnell
as Mr. Phillips
Charles Grapewin
as Dr. Tatum
Hilda Vaughn
as Mrs. Blewett
Frank Darien
as Stationmaster
Paul Stanton
as Dr. Terry
Frank Darien
as Stationmaster


Kenneth MacGowan
Sam Mintz
Lucien Andriot
Max Steiner
Musical Direction/Supervision
Max Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
Van Nest Polglase
Art Director
Walter Plunkett
Costume Designer
Vernon Walker
Special Effects