The Secret Garden (BBC) – 1974

To me, this film adaptation of the timeless book by Frances Hodgson Burnett stunk.   I usually love classic productions by the BBC but this I did not care for at all.  It was originally released as a television mini-series in 1974.  There are better film adaptations of The Secret Garden.

I did not recognize much of a transformation in the main character (Mary Lennox) in this version.

The only character that I loved and thought did a great job in this film is the bird.

Old-Fashioned Charm


  1. Toby says:

    I never saw this version, but I LOVED the Margaret O’Brien, Herbert Marshall version! The end had me in tears when little Dean Stockwell started walking towards his father.

    • Xenia says:

      The version with Margaret O’Brien in it came out in 1949. I saw that version too, a long time ago, and loved it.

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