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The Secret Garden ()


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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.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations.
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Mary Lennox
Heydon Prowse ...
Colin Craven
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Dickon
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Mrs. Medlock
Laura Crossley ...
Martha
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Lord Archibald Craven
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Ben Weatherstaff
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Mary's Mother / Lilias Craven (as Irene Jacob)
Frank Baker ...
Government Official
Valerie Hill ...
Cook
Andrea Pickering ...
Betty Butterworth
Peter Moreton ...
Will
Arthur Spreckley ...
John
Colin Bruce ...
Major Lennox
Parsan Singh ...
Ayah
Eileen Page ...
Grandmother at Dock
David Stoll ...
Grandfather at Dock
Tabatha Allen ...
Girl at Dock
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Dickon's Brother (uncredited)

Directed by

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Agnieszka Holland

Written by

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Frances Hodgson Burnett ... (book)
 
Caroline Thompson ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Francis Ford Coppola ... executive producer
Fred Fuchs ... producer
Tom Luddy ... producer
Fred Roos ... producer
Caroline Thompson ... associate producer

Music by

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Zbigniew Preisner

Cinematography by

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Roger Deakins

Film Editing by

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Isabelle Lorente

Editorial Department

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Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Tullio Brunt ... second assistant editor
Tina Fallani ... first assistant editor
Tom Freeman ... first assistant editor
Joanne S. Grant ... post-production coordinator (as Joanne Grant)
Kevin Lane ... first assistant editor
David Orr ... color timer
Warren Paeff ... second assistant editor
Nick Smith ... additional editor
Santiago Thévenet ... second assistant editor (as Santiago Thevenet)
Nickolas Perry ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Linda Phillips-Palo ... casting director: USA

Production Design by

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Stuart Craig

Art Direction by

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John King ... supervising art director
Peter Russell

Set Decoration by

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Stephenie McMillan

Costume Design by

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Marit Allen

Makeup Department

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Robert McCann ... makeup artist
Jenny Shircore ... chief hair stylist / chief makeup artist

Production Management

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Roy Button ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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David Brown ... first assistant director
Peter Heslop ... second assistant director
Geoff Dibben ... third assistant director: dailies (uncredited)

Art Department

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Alan Brooks ... hod carpenter
Kavin Hall ... hod painter
Peter Hancock ... property master
Dave Midson ... chargehand dressing prop
Jim Morahan ... assistant art director
Michael Redding ... construction coordinator
Don Taylor ... hod plasterer
Peter Voysey ... head sculptor
Gill Andrae-Reid ... portrait artist (uncredited)
Lawrie Ayres ... dressing props (uncredited)
Will Ayres ... props (uncredited)
Peter Dorme ... junior draughtsman (uncredited)
Richard Lyon ... construction storeman (uncredited)
Adam O'Neill ... art department assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Laurie Bernard ... sound effects editor
Karen Brocco ... assistant dialogue editor
Malcolm Fife ... foley editor
Roy Finch ... assistant effects editor
David Frederick ... assistant dialogue editor (as Dave Frederick)
Lora Hirschberg ... re-recording mixer
Pat Jackson ... dialogue editor
Drew Kunin ... sound mixer
Kyrsten Mate ... assistant effects editor
Marilyn McCoppen ... adr editor
Anne McGlynn ... first assistant dialogue editor
Jim McKee ... sound effects editor
Jennifer Myers ... foley artist
Margie O'Malley ... foley artist
E. Jeane Putnam ... dialogue editor
Michael Semanick ... foley mixer
Leslie Shatz ... re-recording mixer
David Sutton ... boom operator
Jennifer L. Ware ... supervising sound editor (as Jennifer Lee Ware)
Sandy Buchanan ... post-production sound assistant (uncredited)
Andy Newell ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Philip Rogers ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Bob Sarles ... temp mix sound editor (uncredited)

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Peter Dawson ... special effects foreman
Michael Dunleavy ... senior special effects technician
John Evans ... special effects supervisor
Simon Hewitt ... special effects
Digby Milner ... special effects
Peter Pickering ... special effects
Barry Whitrod ... senior special effects technician
Terence J. Cox ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Dave Crownshaw ... snow effects technician (uncredited)
Paul Dimmer ... trainee (uncredited)

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Robin Browne ... visual effects consultant
Nicholas Brooks ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Pete Hanson ... studio manager: CFC (uncredited)
Mark Nelmes ... digital artist (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Andrew Anderson ... nature photographer
Richard Broome ... camera grip
Pete Cavaciuti ... Steadicam operator
Murray Close ... still photographer
Kevin Edland ... best boy
John Higgins ... gaffer
Mike House ... camera grip
Bob Penn ... still photographer
Dick Pope ... additional photographer
Michael W. Richards ... nature photographer (as Mike Richards)
Simon Richards ... focus puller
Gary Turnbull ... focus puller
Jerzy Zielinski ... additional photographer
Chris Mortley ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Simon Starling ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Chris Warren ... video operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Karen Lindsay-Stewart ... casting
Alyson Spiro ... casting assistant: U.K.
Suzy Freeman ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ken Crouch ... wardrobe supervisor (as Kenny Crouch)
Jenny Hawkins ... wardrobe mistress
Stewart Meachem ... wardrobe master (as Stewart Meacham)
Emily Seresin ... assistant costume designer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Nick Daubeny ... location manager
Kevin De La Noy ... location manager
Gerry Gore ... location assistant: Yorkshire
Andrew MacDonald Brown ... location assistant: London (as Andrew MacDonald-Brown)

Music Department

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Wojciech Michniewski ... conductor: Sinfonia Varsovia
Rafal Paczkowski ... music recordist
Curt Sobel ... music consultant
Alex Stahl ... assistant music mixer
Karen Tenkhoff ... assistant music editor
Sinfonia Varsovia ... orchestra

Transportation Department

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Brian Estabrook ... transportation (uncredited)

Other crew

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Kasia Adamik ... assistant: Agnieszka Holland (as Katarzyna Adamik)
Brad Africano ... production aide
Kim Aubry ... technical supervisor
Linda Bowen ... assistant accountant
Judi Bunn ... production coordinator
Mel Churcher ... acting coach: Kate Maberly
Susan d'Arcy ... unit publicist
James Ellis Deakins ... script supervisor (as James Ellis)
Sara Desmond ... floor runner
Richard Edwards ... tutor
Deborah E. Gollan ... production aide
Louise Heren ... assistant: Fred Roos
Nicholas Iacona ... production aide
Anna Kaminska ... production aide
Nancy Manningham ... dialogue coach (as Nancy Mannigham)
Jason Mendonca ... production runner
Jim Montgomery ... production aide
Matthew O'Toole ... production runner (as Matt O'Toole)
Marek Pacholec ... assistant: Agnieszka Holland
Helena Rothman ... production runner
Nina Saxon ... title designer: main title
Mike Smith ... financial controller
Nick Smith ... montage sequence
Meredith Stiehm ... assistant: Freed Roos
Steven Weisman ... assistant: Fred Fuchs
Torbin Xan Bullock ... MRO/transfer department (uncredited)
Bill Daly ... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Robin Demetriou ... catering supervisor (uncredited)
Gary Nixon ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Haydn Webb ... horsemaster (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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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Taglines The timeless tale of a special place where magic, hope, and love grow. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le jardin secret (France)
  • Der geheime Garten (Germany)
  • El jardín secreto (Spain)
  • A titkok kertje (Hungary)
  • El jardín secreto (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 101 min
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Budget $18,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia The corridor leading to Colin's room and the interior of the room are decorated with tapestries depicting Edward VI, a sickly boy king who died young at the age of 16. See more »
Goofs When Mary first meets Colin, as she enters his room, she is holding a oil lamp. The oil lamp, however, has a light bulb, not a wick and flame. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Fugitive/The Meteor Man/Manhattan Murder Mystery/The Secret Garden/The Wedding Banquet (1993). See more »
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Quotes [last lines]
Mary: The spell was broken. My uncle learned to laugh, and I learned to cry. The secret garden is always open now. Open, and awake, and alive. If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.
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