Set on bucolic Prince Edward Island, Canada, in the late nineteenth century, "Anne Of Green Gables" is the story of Anne Shirley, an imaginative and headstrong orphan. When brother and sister Marilla and Mathew Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan boy to help Matthew work the farm, they are astonished when Anne arrives at the train station by mistake. 'What use is she to us?' grumbles the gruff Marilla. 'We might be of some use to her,' answers Matthew, who has taken an instant liking to the talkative Anne. As Anne grows up, her adventures are both hilarious and moving. It's a delight to watch as she forms a friendship with the beautiful Diana and her admirer - the dashing Gilbert Blythe - then dyes her hair green, cracks a slate over Gilbert's head when he calls her 'Carrots', and finds a sympathetic teacher who encourages her to attend college.