( photo taken from wikipedia)
this is from the trailer from Journey for Margaret
From gathering information from TCM's website, it appears this is the only version of The Secret Garden that stars a major child star in the role of Mary Lennox. Margaret O'Brien shot to fame in movie Journey for Margaret in 1942 at the age of 5!!!! She also played Beth in the 1949 adaptation to Little Women, my FAVORITE book ever. Which will be also airing next Sunday at 5:45 for those Little Women fans out there! (I may have to have my hubby record these for me, since we are having family over. Because I want to see Little Women, I don't think I have seen that version, but I may be wrong. I will also give The Secret Garden a shot, but I don't know if it will hold my attention. Maybe it will surprise me!)
Also, the movie is filmed in black and white EXCEPT for the parts where they are in the garden. Those are in color. I really would be interested in seeing how they can transform the description of the gardens into reality in the film.
Do you enjoy watching old movies?