A young British girl born and raised in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's estate. Her uncle is very distant due to the ... See full summary »
The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic in solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. ... See full summary »
Daisy von Scherler Mayer
The letters that Harriet writes on the top corners of the pages in her notebook spell "EVERYBODY HATES ME" See more »
When Harriet's parents confront her about her retaliation against the other students who have bullied her, Mrs. Welsch claims that Laura Peters' parents have called to inform her and Mr. Welsch that Laura has locked herself in the bathroom and won't come out (after having had her long braid cut off by Harriet). However, in a scene taking place between Laura's "haircut" and the angry phone calls, a short-haired Laura is seen with the other girls throwing spitballs on the ceiling of the school restroom and laughing, not seeming even the least bit upset about having all of her hair hacked off. See more »
[as she and George ride together on the bike, Harriet is asleep in the basket]
[strokes Harriet's hair]
[they arrive at the Welsch house, Harriet wakes up]
Harriet M. Welsch:
Hey. How come all the lights are on?
[emerging from the house, Mr.Welsch is right behind her]
Where is my child?
Harriet M. Welsch:
Harriet? Harriet, what are you doing in that contraption? Come in here at once.
[Mr.Welsch quickly carries Harriet off]
Miss Golly what are you doing with my child, at this hour, without my consent?
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During the opening credits, items from Harriet's spy kit (i.e. magnifying glass, flashlight, and compass) are seen interacting with the credits as they appear. See more »
Excellent holiday viewing; wonderful acting all round.
I just saw this film yesterday morning - ideal relaxation for the holiday weekend. The story was OK, maybe a bit shallow for my taste - I'm haven't been a kid for a long time - but I was really taken with the acting. Everyone played his/her part beautifully, completely credible, and none was the frightful red-haired brat as used to be portrayed in children's movies.
I was particularly taken with Harriet herself, and am not surprised that she has gone on to greater things.
The main lesson learned from this film appears to be that two wrongs do not make a right. Bush note!
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