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The Secret Garden (1987)

When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- ... See full summary »

Director:

Alan Grint

Writers:

Blanche Hanalis (teleplay), Frances Hodgson Burnett (novel)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gennie James ... Mary Lennox
Barret Oliver ... Dickon Sowerby
Jadrien Steele Jadrien Steele ... Colin Craven
Michael Hordern ... Ben Weatherstaff
Billie Whitelaw ... Mrs. Medlock
Derek Jacobi ... Archibald Craven
Lucy Gutteridge ... Mrs. Lennox
Colin Firth ... Adult Colin Craven
Julian Glover ... Colonel McGraw
Cassie Stuart ... Martha Sowerby
Philip Locke ... Pitcher
Karen Archer Karen Archer ... Mrs. Crawford
Irina Brook ... Adult Mary
David Waller David Waller ... Dr. Craven
Pat Heywood Pat Heywood ... Mrs. Sowerby
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Storyline

When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- frail and deformed, immensely kind but so melancholy. She wishes to discover what has caused him so much sorrow and to bring joy back to the household. It all must have something to do with the screams and wails which echo through the house at night and no one wants to talk about. Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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Genres:

Family | Drama

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der geheime Garten See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Many of Highclere Castle's furnishings were used during filming and are arranged in the same manner throughout the house today. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Adult Colin Craven: When I was at Oxford, I asked you to marry me. When I was in France I wrote to you and asked you to marry me. Why didn't you answer me, Mary?
Adult Mary: Because I wanted you to ask me here in our garden.
Adult Colin Craven: [smiles] Of course. I should have known.
[pause]
Adult Colin Craven: Will you marry me, Mary Lennox?
Adult Mary: Yes.
[they kiss]
Adult Mary: Come see our garden.
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A beautiful, breathtaking version of The Secret Garden
26 September 2003 | by entrapment27See all my reviews

Out of all the different versions of the Secret Garden films, I would have to say this is my favorite.I feel that they brought the essence of the book to life in this film. Not only was the music enchanting, but the cast was well suited.It was if they stepped right out of the novel and came to life. I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Frances Hodgson Burnett's the Secret Garden.It stays true to the book no matter what the critics say.


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