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The Secret Garden (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gennie James ...
Mary Lennox
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Dickon Sowerby
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Mrs. Medlock
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Archibald Craven
Lucy Gutteridge ...
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Colonel McGraw
Cassie Stuart ...
Philip Locke ...
Karen Archer ...
Mrs. Crawford
Irina Brook ...
Adult Mary
David Waller ...
Pat Heywood ...
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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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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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Betty: Morning, Miss.
Mary: Who are you?
Betty: Betty. It's Martha's free day and she's gone to help her mother in the country.
[Mrs. Medlock walks in]
Mary: Is your, uh, toothache gone?
Betty: [confused] Toothache?
Mary: [smiling knowingly at Mrs. Medlock] The toothache you didn't have.
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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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