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The Secret Garden (1987)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Family, Drama  |  30 November 1987 (USA)
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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 »

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Mary Lennox
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Dickon Sowerby
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Mrs. Medlock
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Lucy Gutteridge ...
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Colonel McGraw
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Mrs. Crawford
Irina Brook ...
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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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30 November 1987 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Secret Garden (#37.1)  »

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

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Nurse Boggs: I'm Master Colin's nurse.
Mary: Then I feel sorry for you!
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Followed by The Secret Garden (1993) See more »

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Good but could have been better
20 March 1999 | by (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) – See all my reviews

This 1987 version of the Secret Garden is a mixed bag: on the one hand the locations are beautiful, on the other the production values and acting ranges from great to just plain awful! The best performances are given by Derek Jacobi and Gennie James. Gennie comes off as a 1980s version of Margaret O`Brien taking to the role of Mary Lennox with O'Brien-like skill.

In conclusion: Good but could have been so much better


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