• The Secret Garden (1993)

The Secret Garden

Release Date: August 1st, 1993

DVD Release Date: November 19th, 1997

G |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic fairy tale, "The Secret Garden." Mary Lennox (Kate Maberly) is an orphan sent to live with her uncle at his mansion that is full of secrets. She discovers a crippled cousin she never knew she had and a neglected garden she is determined to bring back to life.

Cast: Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse, Maggie Smith, John Lynch, Andrew Knott, Laura Crossley, Walter Sparrow, Irène Jacob

Director: Agnieszka Holland

Genres: Drama , Children

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Friend, England, Emotional, Creative, 1990s, Death

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Like all great stories for children, The Secret Garden contains powerful truths just beneath the surface. There is always a level at which the story is telling children about more than just events; it is telling them about the nature of life. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Tribune

    The Secret Garden is as much a movie for adults with keen memories of childhood as it is a children's movie. show more

  • 100
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    The Secret Garden unfolds like a richly illustrated storybook. It's an enchanting film, full of visual surprises and a story so simple and wise that it makes most ''children's'' entertainment seem gaudy and facile and overly explicit. [13 Aug 1993, p.C1]

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Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)