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Avonlea

The Blue Chest of Arabella King (Season 1, Episode 12)
TV Episode | 60 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

The King's Aunt Arabella has just passed away. For fifty years in the King's attic sat her blue chest, which she asked to be opened only after her death. She left it there when she left Avonlea for good shortly after her fiancé committed ...See moreThe King's Aunt Arabella has just passed away. For fifty years in the King's attic sat her blue chest, which she asked to be opened only after her death. She left it there when she left Avonlea for good shortly after her fiancé committed suicide the day before their planned wedding. There is great anticipation amongst the family of treasures in the chest, but they find primarily moth eaten wedding mementos. Sara is certain that there is more - why would Arabella forbid the chest to be opened otherwise - and she indeed does find something hidden in the chest, something that most would not consider a treasure except someone like romantic Sara. Meanwhile, Olivia, who has been badmouthed by Hetty for frittering away her life, applies for a job writing for the Avonlea District Chronicle newspaper. The newspaper is in financial straits, but Mr. Tyler, the newspaper's owner, hires her on a trial basis on the condition that she make good on her promise to find exciting local stories and find an in-kind photographer to take photographs to accompany her stories, photographs missing from the newspaper in its current version. Sara can see the interest that Jasper Dale is showing in Olivia and is certain he will do Olivia the favor of being her photographer despite his shyness. Indeed, he does agree. Jasper thinks that Sara's find in the blue chest is newsworthy, but Olivia and Sara will have to do some more investigative work to uncover the full story. Mr. Tyler, however, seems to have a problem with this specific story, the reason he is reluctant to divulge. Written by Huggo See less
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Writers
Heather Conkie | Fiona McHugh (developer) | Lucy Maud Montgomery (novels "The Story Girl" "The Golden Road" "Chronicles of Avonlea" "Further Chronicles of Avonlea")
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Status
Edit Released
Updated May 14, 1990

Release date
May 14, 1990 (United States)

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17 cast members
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Sarah Polley
Sara Stanley Sara Stanley   See fewer
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Jackie Burroughs
Hetty King Hetty King   See fewer
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R.H. Thomson
Jasper Dale Jasper Dale   See fewer
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Ron White
Mr. Tyler Mr. Tyler   See fewer
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Mag Ruffman
Olivia King Olivia King   See fewer
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Cedric Smith
Alec King Alec King   See fewer
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Lally Cadeau
Janet King Janet King   See fewer
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Gema Zamprogna
Felicity King Felicity King   See fewer
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Zachary Bennett
Felix King Felix King   See fewer
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Joel Blake
Andrew King Andrew King   See fewer
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Harmony Cramp
Cecily King Cecily King   See fewer
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Elva Mai Hoover
Mrs. Lawson Mrs. Lawson   See fewer
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Gordon Masten
Pat Frewen Pat Frewen   See fewer
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Helen Beavis
Mrs. Simpson Mrs. Simpson   See fewer
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Gladys O'Connor
Old Lady Old Lady   See fewer
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Jane Dingle
Old Lady's Daughter Old Lady's Daughter   See fewer
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Philip Wynne
Banker (as Philp Wynne) Banker (as Philp Wynne)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.6 / 10 | 28 votes