The Secret Garden Movie Review 1949

Information and Film Reviews for The Secret Garden the Movie

Staff rating

Visitor rating
4.0 from 0 reviews

Orphaned Mary Lennox (O'Brien) is sent to live with her cold and uncaring Uncle Archibald Craven (Marshall), who has never recovered from his wife's death. He keeps his crippled son, Colin (Stockwell), a virtual prisoner in the house until Mary discovers his presence and befriends him. She also discovers a neglected hidden garden, once the pride of Mrs. Craven, which Mary secretly begins to tend. Touching tearjerker based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. O'Brien leads an outstanding cast in one of her final juvenile roles. In black and white, with Technicolor for later garden scenes.


MGM Home Entertainment, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404-6061, Phone: (310)449-3000, Fax: (310)449-3100, URL:, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 92 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Adoption & Orphans, Period Piece: 19th Century, Childhood Visions, Great Britain, Books to Film: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Cousins
Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell, Gladys Cooper, Elsa Lanchester, Brian Roper
Ray June
Fred M. Wilcox
Bronislau Kaper

Copyright © 2024 Net Industries - All Rights Reserved