The Magic Toyshop (1987)

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The Magic Toyshop (1987)

After her parents are killed in a plane crash over the Grand Canyon, Melanie, a teenager girl and her younger brother and sister are sent to London to live with their uncle, Philip. There, she meets his mute wife Margaret, who is mistreated by and terrified of her husband and only converses through notes. She also meets Margaret's younger brothers Francie, a fiddler, and the rakish Finn. Her uncle is a toy maker, secretly has the power to make his toys come to life, but he also maintains dictatorial control over his family and intends to exercise the same control over the new arrival.
UK
IMDb  6.9 /10
Creators
Director David Wheatley
Writer Angela Carter
Information
Release Date1987-11-19
Runtime1h 47mins
GenreDrama, Fantasy, Horror
Content Rating
Awards1 nomination.
CompanyGranada Television
CountryUK
LanguageEnglish
Caroline Milmoe
Caroline Milmoe
Melanie
Philip / Melanie's Uncle
Kilian McKenna
Kilian McKenna
Finn / Margaret's brother
Francie / Margaret's brother
Gareth Bushill
Gareth Bushill
Jonathan / Melanie's brother
Georgina Hulme
Georgina Hulme
Victoria / Melanie's sister
Marguerite Porter
Marguerite Porter
Coppelia / Nymph
Lloyd Newson
Lloyd Newson
Artist
Jeremy Kerridge
Jeremy Kerridge
Chinaman / dancer
Jayne Regan
Jayne Regan
Blank Puppet / dancer
Marina Stevenson
Marina Stevenson
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