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The Borrowers (1973)

Unrated | | Family, Fantasy | TV Movie 14 December 1973
An eight-year-old boy discovers a family of tiny people, only a few inches tall, living beneath the floorboards of a Victorian country home.


Walter C. Miller


Mary Norton (novel), Jay Presson Allen

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Complete credited cast:
Eddie Albert ... Pod Clock
Tammy Grimes ... Homily Clock
Judith Anderson ... Aunt Sophy (as Dame Judith Anderson)
Beatrice Straight ... Mrs. Crampfurl
Barnard Hughes ... Mr. Crampfurl
Dennis Larson Dennis Larson ... The Boy
Karen Pearson Karen Pearson ... Arrietty Clock
Murray Westgate Murray Westgate ... Ernie
Dan McIlravey Dan McIlravey ... Tom


An eight-year-old boy discovers a family of tiny people, only a few inches tall, living beneath the floorboards of a Victorian country home.

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Family | Fantasy


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USA | Canada



Release Date:

14 December 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Borrowers (#23.2) See more »

Filming Locations:

Whitby, Ontario, Canada

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Version of The Borrowers (1992) See more »


Borrowers Theme
Written by Rod McKuen
Performed by Shelby Flint
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the best of the borrowers
25 January 2005 | by gospel0511See all my reviews

this version of the borrowers with eddie albert is a true classic. it is perfection in every way. great sets, good effects and top notch acting. karen pearson who plays arrietty gives one of the all time best performances by a child star and has great stage presence with her elaborate victorian dresses and beautiful long straight hair. this film has just been released on DVD on the digigrew label and is good quality. the borrowers is a classic equal to the 1993 version of the secret garden in production values. not to give much away, the story is about the tiny clock family (albert, pearson) who live under the floor and "borrow" from the big folks. run out and "borrow" it. better still buy it!!!!

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