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The Secret Garden (1993)

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A young, recently-orphaned girl is sent to England after living in India all of her life. Once there, she begins to explore her new, seemingly-isolated surroundings, and its secrets.

Director:

Agnieszka Holland

Writers:

Frances Hodgson Burnett (book), Caroline Thompson (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Maberly ... Mary Lennox
Heydon Prowse Heydon Prowse ... Colin Craven
Andrew Knott ... Dickon
Maggie Smith ... Mrs. Medlock
Laura Crossley Laura Crossley ... Martha
John Lynch ... Lord Archibald Craven
Walter Sparrow ... Ben Weatherstaff
Irène Jacob ... Mary's Mother / Lilias Craven (as Irene Jacob)
Frank Baker Frank Baker ... Government Official
Valerie Hill Valerie Hill ... Cook
Andrea Pickering Andrea Pickering ... Betty Butterworth
Peter Moreton ... Will
Arthur Spreckley Arthur Spreckley ... John
Colin Bruce Colin Bruce ... Major Lennox
Parsan Singh Parsan Singh ... Ayah
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Storyline

Living in India, Mary Lennox (Kate Maberly), a young, privileged girl, is left orphaned when her parents are killed in an earthquake. She is sent back to England where she goes to live on her Uncle Lord Archibald Craven's (John Lynch's) estate. It is a fairly isolated existence and she has to find things to keep herself occupied. She finds sickly young Colin Craven (Heydon Prowse), and a secret garden. Written by grantss

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The timeless tale of a special place where magic, hope, and love grow.

Genres:

Drama | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Producer Fred Roos was inspired to get this film made after seeing the success of Beauty and the Beast (which got a Best Picture nomination), and realized the appeal of a family film that still had lots of artistic merit. See more »

Goofs

Mary hears crying at night, gets out of bed, puts her dressing gown on and wanders along the corridors towards the sound. At one point the dressing gown is fastened at the waist , the rest of the time it's open. See more »

Quotes

Ben Weatherstaff: But aren't your legs all crooked?
Colin: Who says my legs are crooked?
Mary: Nobody says that.
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Greensleeves
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Traditional
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Absolutely marvelous!
19 December 1999 | by Rio-7See all my reviews

This version of TSG is probably the best ever made. The film is so lovingly directed by Holland, I've been told that this story was one of her favorites growing up.

Heading a wonderful all-star cast is Kate Maberly as Mary Lennox. Maberly carried her character beautifully, she didn't appear to be acting as much as actually getting into character. Her attitude and personality changed as things got better in life. Maggie Smith, one of my personal favorite actressess, is wonderful as Mrs. Medlock. Others like John Lynch and Andrew Knott add more magic to the production.

Hayden Prowse was wonderful as Colin Craven. Surprisingly enough, this is the only movie he's ever been in. I certainly wish he acted more often for he has good talent.

8 out of 10


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,625,583, 15 August 1993

Gross USA:

$31,181,347

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,181,347
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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