Approved | | Drama, Family
A girl is sent to live with her uncle on his estate when her parents die. There she discovers much intrigue, family history and secrets and personal baggage. In particular, a screaming child and...a secret garden.
British writer Noel Streatfeild (1895-1986), author of children's classic "Ballet Shoes", was on an extended vacation to California in 1947 and spent several weeks observing the filming of the movie, paying especial attention to the younger actors. In a magazine serial in 1948 and then as a book the following year, she published "The Painted Garden" (US: "Movie Shoes"). It concerns an English girl who reluctantly has to spend the summer in the States where she is spotted as a potential lead for an adaptation of "The Secret Garden", describing the process of film-making from a child's perspective.
Thou's not such a bad-looking lass, at that.
Dickon: Why, thou's blushing like a beet.
When Mary first comes down to breakfast the first morning (after having dressed herself, possibly for the first time) her shoes are laced incorrectly and her dress is buttoned wrong. When the camera changes angles an instant later, her dress and shoes are fastened correctly.