An eight-year-old boy discovers a family of tiny people, only a few inches tall, living beneath the floorboards of a Victorian country home.
- Saw this Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation growing up, don't know if it's available on video but it absolutely should be. Fine performances all round, with a nice tight script that does full justice to the really important things in the book: the details of how the Clock family live, the amusing relationships between Pod and Aunt Sophy and Arietty and the boy.
Definitely one of the better films for children of the past 30 years. Literate and never condescends. And never falls into the trap of making any of the characters too cute.
Walter C. Miller
Mary Norton (novel), Jay Presson Allen
Eddie Albert ... Pod Clock
Tammy Grimes Tammy Grimes ... Homily Clock
Judith Anderson Judith Anderson ... Aunt Sophy (as Dame Judith Anderson)
Beatrice Straight Beatrice Straight ... Mrs. Crampfurl
Barnard Hughes Barnard Hughes ... Mr. Crampfurl
Dennis Larson Dennis Larson ... The Boy
Karen Pearson Karen Pearson ... Arrietty Clock
Murray Westgate Murray Westgate ... Ernie
Dan McIlravey Dan McIlravey ... Tom
Country:USA | Canada
Release Date:14 December 1973 (USA)
runtime: 81 min