THE SECRET GARDEN

US
1949
1hr 29mins
Dir: Fred Wilcox
Starring: Margaret O’Brien and Herbert Marshall

An orphaned girl goes to stay with her uncle and revitalises his family’s life

This drama is the second of four screen adaptations of the classic 1911 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett, a novel first published after serialization in The American Magazine. The film includes a good stock shot of a GWR 2301 Class ‘Dean Goods’ 0-6-0 on a branch passenger train.