|Anne of Green Gables|
Anne de Green Gables
September 8, 1957 (CBFT)
|Out of universe|
Anne of Green Gables (original title: Anne de Green Gables) is a 1957 black-and-white TV film directed by Jacques Gauthier. It is based on Lucy Maud Montgomery's novel Anne of Green Gables, starring Mirielle Lachance as Anne Shirley.
Behind the scenes
- Anne of Green Gables was aired live as part of the umbrella series Théâtre populaire on Radio-Canada, the French-language equivalent to CBC Folio.
- Of all the Anne of Green Gables TV and film adaptations made in Canada, this is the only one filmed in French.
- According to Société Radio-Canada, no copies are housed in either the SRC archives or the National Archives of Canada, making it one of six lost adaptations.
- A French translation of Anne of Green Gables was not widely available at time of making this film. The Parisian translation was published in 1964 and a French-Canadian translation in 1986. The script for this film was made by Jean Hamelin, who translated the original book and adapted it for the purposes of filming.