Cast & Crew
The sumptuous remake, another in the string of literary classics lavishly redone for TV by Norman Rosemont, recounts the tale of the impoverished youngster from New York who becomes heir to his titled grandfather's British estate, but has to warm the old man's heart before he can truly lay claim. Previously filmed in 1936, the movie returned Alec Guinness to American TV after more than 20 years (although he had been seen shortly before as George Smiley in the British-made miniseries, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"), and it won its sole Emmy Award for Arthur Ibbetson's lush photography.
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Aired in United States November 25, 1980
Released theatrically in Great Britain February 1981.