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Reimagining 'The Secret Garden' for a new generation


August 9, 2020

Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's classic " The Secret Garden " has been adapted into several films, television series and even a Broadway musical. But it had been 27 years since Mary Lennox had last been committed to film and the time seemed ripe for another visit to Misselthwaite Manor. Like "Little Women," every generation is entitled to its own version.

Producer Rosie Alison of Heyday Films (the shop behind the "Paddington" movies) had been enchanted by the 1911 novel as a child and the 1949 MGM version with Margaret O'Brien. She was certain that it held an appeal for modern childre...

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