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.