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The Secret Garden

The movie The Secret Garden was based on the book The Secret Garden.

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Movie details for The Secret Garden

The movie was released in 1993 and directed by Agnieszka Holland, who also directed Washington Square (1997) and Third Miracle (1999). The Secret Garden was produced by Warner Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott, Maggie Smith, Laura Crossley, John Lynch, Walter Sparrow, Irčne Jacob, Frank Baker (III), Valerie Hill, Andrea Pickering, Peter Moreton, Arthur Spreckley, Colin Bruce, Parsan Singh, Eileen Page, David Stoll, Tabatha Allen and Corrie Greenop.

 

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Filmed before (and quite nicely) in 1949, Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's story was remade for this admirable 1993 release, executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola and directed by acclaimed Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland. Splendidly ad... Read More
Filmed before (and quite nicely) in 1949, Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's story was remade for this admirable 1993 release, executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola and directed by acclaimed Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland. Splendidly adapted by Edward Scissorhands screenwriter Caroline Thompson, the film opens in India during the early 1900s, when young Mary Lennox (Kate Maberly) is orphaned and sent to England to live in Misselthwaite Manor, the gloomy estate of her brooding and melancholy uncle, Lord Craven (John Lynch). Because the uncle is almost always away on travels, struggling to forget the death of his beloved wife, Mary is left mostly alone to explore the estate. Eventually she befriends the young brother of a staff maid and Lord Craven's apparently crippled son, who has been needlessly bedridden for years. Together the three children restore a neglected garden on the estate grounds, and in doing so they set the stage for a moving reaffirmation of life and love. Filmed with graceful style and careful attention to the intelligence and cleverness of young children, The Secret Garden is that rarest breed of family film that transcends its own generic category, encouraging a sense of wonder and optimism to become a rewarding experience for viewers of any age. --Jeff Shannon

Book details for The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden was written by Frances Burnett. The book was published in 1938 by The Audio Partners. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Frances Burnett also wrote A Little Princess (1905).

 

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Newly orphaned, little Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with an uncle. Sickly, spoiled, and selfish, Mary is ignored by her uncle, just as she was ignored by her busy parents. Her gloomy new home, full of locked doors and mysterious crie... Read More
Newly orphaned, little Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with an uncle. Sickly, spoiled, and selfish, Mary is ignored by her uncle, just as she was ignored by her busy parents. Her gloomy new home, full of locked doors and mysterious cries, holds few charms for Mary until one day she discovers an arched doorway that leads to an overgrown garden. As Mary, with the help of a kindly local boy, Dickon, tends the neglected garden, it begins to come alive — and so, too, does she. The discovery of the secret garden leads to another discovery: that of her invalid cousin Colin, shut away in one of the manor’s locked wings. Colin is every bit as nasty and self-centered as Mary was. Can the garden help Colin thrive as well? Beautifully written, this powerful, moving tale of friendship, renewal, and the healing power of nature remains a perennial favorite of both children and adults.