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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 »

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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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Derek Jacobi later reprised his role as Archibald Craven in ABC Weekend Specials: The Secret Garden (1994). See more »

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Ben Weatherstaff: Killed in the war, Dickon. In a forest called the Argonne.
Adult Mary: If Dickon had to die, he would have chosen a place with green and growing things.
Ben Weatherstaff: To die so young...
[sighs]
Ben Weatherstaff: Who's to know?
Adult Mary: Dickon knew.
Ben Weatherstaff: [after a pause] Aye, Dickon knew.
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Version of ABC Weekend Specials: The Secret Garden (1994) See more »

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A beautiful, breathtaking version of The Secret Garden
26 September 2003 | by (California) – See 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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