THE BORROWERS (Television Release USA 1973)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

The Borrowers—shows aging with fading voices, music, and overall picture quality—has good intention to tell a story by means of Eddy Albert, Tammy Grimes, and Dennis Larson. Unfortunately, Eddy Albert and Tammy Grimes display weak and exaggerated acting in effort to support young Larson’s fairly good acting. The story is not presented in a manner that makes it interesting.

 Storyline

 A young boy discovers small people living under the floorboards of his home.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Walter C. Miller for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Duane Bogie and Robert Kline for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Pod Clock (Eddie Albert), Homily Clock (Tammy Grimes), Aunt Sophy (Judith Anderson), Mrs. Crampful (Beatrice Straight), Mr. Crampfurl (Barnard Hughes), The Boy (Dennis Larson), Arrietty Clock (Karen Pearson), Ernie (Murray Westgate), and Tom (Dan McIlravey).

 


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The animated remake The Secret World of Arrietty tells this story better and involves audience heart at a much higher level than this movie does.

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