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.
Though a noteworthy MGM adaptation of the acclaimed 1909 childhood tale by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this film, complete with three Technicolor sequences, failed to garner a contemporary New York Times review.
I've watched thee go about the garden. There's no way in.
Mary Lennox: In where?
Dickon: The secret garden. He locked the gate long years ago.
Mary Lennox: Who locked the gate?
Dickon: The master. Lord Craven, thy uncle.
Mary Lennox: What do you know about it?
Dickon: I know what's said. He locked the gate and ...
Elspeth Dudgeon who played Susan Sowerby was 78 years old, she would therefore have been well into her 60's when she gave birth to Dickon.
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