Dean Stockwell!? But he can’t possibly…
Oh, he plays the ten year old boy.
And I was thinking of Harry Dean Stanton.
This is a fascinating movie. It’s not that often you see a movie that doesn’t fit neatly into a genre category or where you have no idea where the plot is going. This is one of those rare movies.
It’s so weird.
The idea of a secret garden is a very powerful one. It’s like a Jung Bodyan archetype.
Margaret O’Brien is perfect as the snotty, entitled ex-colonial plunked into the British countryside.
The Secret Garden. Fred M. Wilcox. 1949.
Popular movies in April 1949 according to IMDB:
|1939||7.5||The Secret Garden|
|941||7.4||The Queen of Spades|
|3060||7.2||Passport to Pimlico|
|2014||7.1||The Stratton Story|
|237||7.1||The Sky Dragon|
|425||7.0||Mr. Belvedere Goes to College|
|930||6.9||Ma and Pa Kettle|
|630||6.8||The Crooked Way|
This blog post is part of the Decade series.