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The Secret Garden (1993)

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A young, recently-orphaned girl is sent to England after living in India all her life. Once there, she begins to explore her new, seemingly-isolated surroundings -- and its secrets.

Director:

Agnieszka Holland

Writers:

Frances Hodgson Burnett (book), Caroline Thompson (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Maberly ... Mary Lennox
Heydon Prowse Heydon Prowse ... Colin Craven
Andrew Knott ... Dickon
Maggie Smith ... Mrs. Medlock
Laura Crossley Laura Crossley ... Martha
John Lynch ... Lord Archibald Craven
Walter Sparrow ... Ben Weatherstaff
Irène Jacob ... Mary's Mother / Lilias Craven (as Irene Jacob)
Frank Baker Frank Baker ... Government Official
Valerie Hill Valerie Hill ... Cook
Andrea Pickering Andrea Pickering ... Betty Butterworth
Peter Moreton Peter Moreton ... Will
Arthur Spreckley Arthur Spreckley ... John
Colin Bruce Colin Bruce ... Major Lennox
Parsan Singh Parsan Singh ... Ayah
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Storyline

Living in India, Mary Lennox, a young, privileged girl, is left orphaned when her parents are killed in an earthquake. She is sent back to England where she goes to live on her uncle's estate. It is a fairly isolated existence and she has to find things to keep herself occupied. She finds a sickly young boy...and a secret garden. Written by grantss

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The timeless tale of a special place where magic, hope, and love grow.

Genres:

Drama | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret Garden See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,625,583, 15 August 1993

Gross USA:

$31,181,347

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,181,347
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Portions of several structures were used to depict Misselthwaite Manor. The exterior is primarily 16th-century Fountains Hall in Yorkshire and some of Allerton House in Yorkshire. The kitchen set was built in a classroom at Eton College. Lord Craven's study is at Harrow School. The main staircase was in St. Pancras Chambers, adjoining the busy St. Pancras Station in Central London. The bedroom interiors were shot on sets on 'A' stage at Pinewood Studios. The grounds were shot in Allerton Park in North Yorkshire and some of Luton Hoo in Hertfordshire as well as Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. The topiary arch used for the Misselthwaite garden leads directly onto Conistone Moor in North Yorkshire. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, while Mary, Dickon and Colin are playing Blind Man's Bluff and Colin discovers his father in the garden with them, the blind fold (which Colin has pulled up on his head like a headband) changes disappears when the camera is looking over Colin's shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Medlock: Here's your breakfast.
Mary: But I'm still in my nightgown.
Mrs. Medlock: You can change after you've eaten. There are new clothes in the wardrobe.
Mary: Who's going to dress me?
Mrs. Medlock: You don't dress yourself?
Mary: Of course not; my ayah dressed me.
Mrs. Medlock: Nonsense! As old as you are, what do they do with children in India? Carry you around in a basket?
Mary: How dare you speak to me with such disrespect?
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Connections

Referenced in Chiquititas: Rincón de luz (2001) See more »

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Just as beautiful as the novel
25 March 2000 | by soda_pop41See all my reviews

This movie is one of my all-time favorite movies. I saw this movie about 5 times. I saw it with my friend on video tape when we were very young. Everything was beautiful - The cast, director's wonderful skills, music and the sight of a pretty garden. The girl who played Mary Lennox pulled out her best performance in this movie, Maggie Smith was as great as ever, the boy who played Collin was the most shining actor in the movie, and Martha was so kind and lovable character. Holland might be one of the most talented directors in the world, I give high points to the art in this movie and the beautiful music which I have listened to until the list of credits ended was so appealing to me. Give 10 out of 10.


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