The Secret Garden (1949)





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In this filmization of Frances Hodgson Burnett novel, tempestuous orphan girl Mary Lennox is sent to live with her reclusive, long-widowed uncle Archibald Craven. The embittered Craven has an invalid son, with whom the troublesome Mary constantly clashes. Things soon change after Mary discovers the key to an abandoned garden.
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MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)


Margaret O'Brien
as Mary Lennox
Herbert Marshall
as Archibald Craven
Gladys Cooper
as Mrs. Medlock
Dean Stockwell
as Colin Craven
Brian Roper
as Dickon
Reginald Owen
as Ben Weatherstaff
Aubrey Mather
as Dr. Griddlestone
George Zucco
as Dr. Fortescue
Lowell Gilmore
as British Officer
Billy Bevan
as Barney
Dennis Hoey
as Mr. Pitcher
Matthew Boulton
as Mr. Bromley
Isobel Elsom
as Governess
Kathryn Beaumont
as Uncredited
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Critic Reviews for The Secret Garden

All Critics (1)

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Full Review… | October 15, 2008
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Too shrill in its performances to be completely winsome.

Full Review… | December 10, 2005
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Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for The Secret Garden

I really enjoyed this version. I've loved this story since I was very young, and all the actors and actresses did a great job in this one. It was awesome when, towards the end, we get to enter the garden and the screen turns from black and white to beautiful color. It's a pretty fulfilling movie overall.

Nicole in Wonderland
Nicole in Wonderland

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