Great Expectations Movie Review 1946

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Lean's magisterial adaptation of the Dickens tome, in which a young English orphan is graced by a mysterious benefactor and becomes a well-heeled gentleman. Hailed and revered over the years; possibly the best Dickens on film. Well-acted by all, but especially notable is Hunt's slightly mad and pathetic Miss Havisham. Remake of the 1934 film.


Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 118 minutes.
Originally from British.

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Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Adoption & Orphans, Period Piece: 19th Century, Books to Film: Charles Dickens, Escaped Cons, 4 Bones
David Lean, Ronald Neame
John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Anthony Wager, Alec Guinness, Finlay Currie, Jean Simmons, Bernard Miles, Francis L. Sullivan, Martita Hunt, Freda Jackson, Torin Thatcher, Hay Petrie, Eileen Erskine, George "Gabby" Hayes, Everley Gregg, O.B. Clarence
Guy Green
David Lean
Walter Goeher
Jack Harris, Wilfred Shingleton
J. Arthur Rank


Oscars 1947: Art Dir./Set Dec., B&W, B&W Cinematog.

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