W: Sam Mintz [basee on the novel by L.M.
DP: Lucien Andriot
Ed: Arthur Schmidt
Mus: Max Steiner
PD: Van Nest Polglase & Al Herman
Anne Shirley [Dawn O'Day](Anne
Shirley), Tom Brown (Gilbert Blythe), O.P. Heggie (Matthew Cuthbert), Helen Westley (Marilla Cuthbert), Sara Haden (Mrs. Rachel Barry)
Old-fashioned storybook drama about an innocent-minded orphan
girl who moves to the country to live with her aunt & uncle, based on the novel by L. M. Montgomery.
The lead role feels like it would be tailor-made for Shirley
Temple but Dawn O'Day quite literally makes it her own, changing her own stage name to match the lead character (Anne Shirley) following the release and subsequent success of the film. In
fairness, she does a swell job for the part.
Did You Know:
Katharine Hepburn wanted the part of Anne, and was
always disappointed that she'd never gotten to play that part.