Of Corsets and Secrets and True True Love

Of Corsets and Secrets and True True Love is episode four of the second season of the Sullivan Entertainment long-form television series Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) and episode 17 overall. It first aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on 23 December 1990 and on the Disney Channel on 22 April 1991. It was written by Marlene Matthews and directed by René Bonnière. It was preceded by “Aunt Hetty’s Ordeal” and followed by “Old Quarrels, Old Love.”

This episode stars series regulars Sarah Polley (Sara Stanley), Jackie Burroughs (Hetty King), Mag Ruffman (Olivia King), and Zachary Bennett (Felix King); absent from this episode are series regulars Gema Zamprogna (Felicity King), Lally Cadeau (Janet King), and Cedric Smith (Alec King). Guest stars include Colleen Dewhurst (Marilla Cuthbert), Patricia Hamilton (Rachel Lynde), Kyle Labine (Davey Keith), Ashley Muscroft (Dora Keith), and Leo Burns (Mr. Drabble).

A novelization by Fiona McHugh, as volume 14 of the Road to Avonlea book series, was published in Canada in 1992 and the United States in 1993.

Home Video: Road to Avonlea: Secrets & True Love. Sullivan Entertainment Presents. Sullivan Releasing, 1996.

DVD: Road to Avonlea: The Complete Second Volume. Sullivan Entertainment Presents. Sullivan Entertainment, 2003. Road to Avonlea: The Complete Second Season / Les Contes d’Avonlea: L’intégrale du [sic] deuxième saison. Sullivan Entertainment, 2009.

Credits

Opening Credits

A KEVIN SULLIVAN PRODUCTION

ROAD TO AVONLEA

SARAH POLLEY [Sara Stanley]

JACKIE BURROUGHS [Hetty King]

MAG RUFFMAN [Olivia King]

GEMA ZAMPROGNA [Felicity King], ZACHARY BENNETT [Felix King]

LALLY CADEAU [Janet King], CEDRIC SMITH [Alec King]

Special Guest Star: PATRICIA HAMILTON as Rachel Lynde

Special Guest Star: COLLEEN DEWHURST as Marilla Cuthbert

Art Direction: MARIAN WIHAK
Director of Photography: MANFRED GUTHE, c.s.c.
Costume Design: MADELEINE STEWART
Casting: ANNE TAIT
Edited by MICHAEL TODD
Music Composed and Conducted by HAGOOD HARDY
Written by MARLENE MATTHEWS
Executives in Charge of Production: DEBORAH BERNSTEIN for C.B.C., CATHY JOHNSON for the Disney Channel
Associate Producers: MAIRIN WILKINSON, JAMES LAHTI
Executive Producers: KEVIN SULLIVAN, TRUDY GRANT
Directed by RENE BONNIERE

Ending Credits

Sara Stanley: SARAH POLLEY
Hetty King: JACKIE BURROUGHS
Marilla Cuthbert: COLLEEN DEWHURST
Rachel Lynde: PATRICIA HAMILTON
Olivia King: MAG RUFFMAN
Felix King: ZACHARY BENNETT
Davey Keith: KYLE LABINE
Dora Keith: ASHLEY MUSCROFT
Mr. Drabble: LEO BURNS
Reverend Leonard: PETER DONALDSON
Dr. Blair: MICHAEL POLLEY
Mrs. Lawson: ELVA MAI HOOVER
Mrs. Biggins: ANNA FERGUSON
Mrs. Spencer: VIVIAN REIS
Mrs. Inglis: MARILYN BOYLE
Mrs. Wiggins: TERRY TWEED
Miss Carpenter: ELIZABETH LEIGH-MILNE
Station Master: JACK MATHER
Woman #1: JOAN HENEY
Woman #2: KAY CAISLEY
Woman #3: JACQUELINE BLAIS
Mother of Girl: DEBORAH TENNANT
Little Girl: CHELSIE LAMIE
Stunt Performers: DANIEL CARRIER, SHELLEY COOK

Line Producer/Production Manager: BRIAN LESLIE PARKER
1st Assistant Director: JEFFREY STEVEN AUTHORS
2nd Assistant Director: DAVID J. VAUGHAN
3rd Assistant Director: ERIC POTECHIN
Camera Operator: ROBERT SAAD
Location Manager: ARTHUR CLARKE
Assistant Location Manager: STEPHEN BELANGER
Script Supervisor: SUZANNA DAVID
Story Editor: LUCIE HALL
Assistant Story Editor: HELEN ASIMAKIS
1st Asst. Art Director: NANCEY PANKIW
2nd Asst. Art Director: JAMES OSWALD
Set Decorator: IAN WHEATLEY
Assistant Set Decorator: GEORGE FARRELL
Set Buyer: TOM COULTER
Property Master: J. TRACY BUDD
Assistant Property Master: NICK FISCHER
Make-up Artist: MARILYN TERRY
Assistant Make-up Artist: DOROTHY SMITH
Hair Stylist: KELLY BRENNAN
Assistant Hairdresser: CAROL MARINOFF
Assistant Costume Designer: QUITA ALFRED
Wardrobe Mistress: MICHELE HARNEY
Assistant Wardrobe: TRACYLEE SIDNEY, ROB ROBERTS
Cutter: GRAHAM DOCHERTY
Tailor: CARL DOCHERTY
Seamstresses: THERESA McCONAGHY, LOREEN LIGHTFOOT
Production Accountant: RONALD J. GILBERT
Assistant Accountant: SARA HOLMES
Production Coordinator: SUSAN PHILLIPS
Production Secretary: EADIE WONG
Production Assistant: DAN MATTHEWS
Trainee Assistant Director: MONIKA GHENT
1st Assistant Camera: KERRY SMART
2nd Assistant Camera: WENDY WALGATE
Camera Trainee: BRAHM GILMAN
Stills Photographer: MICHAELIN McDERMOTT
Sound Mixer: OWEN LANGEVIN
Boom Operator: JOHN MOTYER
Sound Trainee: DENNIS BELLINGHAM
Key Gaffer: ROBERT McRAE
Rigging Gaffer: DAVE KELLNER
Best Boy: BARRY GOODWIN
Electrics: VINCE GORDON, ROB CONDE
Generator Operator: IAN FOULDS
Key Grip: ROBERT DAPRATO
Dolly Grip: DAVE SHERIDAN
Grips: ROBERT RICE, STEVEN KLYS
Transportation Co-ordinator: WILF BELL
Driver Captain: BILL JACKSON
Head Driver: BILL HAGAN
Drivers: HARRY ROSS, BRIAN O’HARA, GARY FLANAGAN
Honey Wagon Driver: KEVIN WILSON
Animal Wrangler: LIONEL PURCELL
Craft Service: ELAINE PAGE, MEGAN BEECKMANS
Catering: MICHAELSON’S FOOD SERVICES, CANADA INC.
Word Processor: CATHERINE WALLACE
Inventory Supervisor: JULIE STEINER
Extras Casting: DONNA DUPERE
Miss Polley’s Tutor: LAURIE FARRANCE
Children’s Coordinator: MARGARET MURPHY
Unit Publicist: THE PUBLICITY COMPANY, GENEVIEVE KIERANS, CAROL MARKS-GEORGE
Stunt Coordinator: ALISON REID
Special Effects Supervisor: ARTHUR LANGEVIN
Special Effects: BOB HALL
Construction Co-ordinator: WEITS JEKEL
Head Carpenter: JACOB HAAK
Head Painter: MELISSA MORGAN
Painter: NORM KELNER
2nd Unit Directors of Photography: PETER LUXFORD, REGINALD MORRIS
2nd Unit Director: JAMES LAHTI
Post Production Supervisor: GREGOR HUTCHISON
Supervising Sound Editor: JEREMY MacLAVERTY
Dialogue Editor: TIM ROBERTS
Assistant Sound Editors: KRIS ENGEL, MHAIRI KERR
Assistant Editor: BEN WILKINSON
Post Production Assistants: SHAUNE SYLVESTER, LEAH CORRIGAN
Foley Artist: DONNA POWELL
Studio Sound Mixer: DANIEL PELLERIN
Assistant Sound Mixer: TODD B. WARREN
Video Editor: BERNIE CLAYTON
Colourist: BILL FERWERDA
Pig Trainer: CATHY MORRISON
Pig Wrangler: MIKE CHAPMAN
Music Recorded by PHIL SHERIDAN

Wardrobe Services by
COSPROP, LONDON ENGLAND

Production Services provided by
SULLIVAN FILMS INC.

The Production Gratefully Acknowledges
JOEY & TOBY TANENBAUM
HAMILTON CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
THE ESTATE OF L.M. MONTGOMERY
THE TOWN OF UXBRIDGE
PFA FILM & VIDEO LABORATORIES
VIDEO ATLANTIC
CINESPACE STUDIOS
FILM OPTICALS
WILLIAM F. WHITE LIMITED
THE FILM HOUSE GROUP
NUMBERS

The characters and incidents portrayed in
this motion picture are entirely fictitious.
Any resemblance to any person living or
dead is purely coincidental.

Adapted from the novels
THE STORY GIRL
THE GOLDEN ROAD
CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA
FURTHER CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA
by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Produced by
Golden Road Productions Inc.
in association with
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
The Disney Channel
and with the participation of
Telefilm Canada

© Golden Road Productions Inc.
MCMXC