Great Expectations 1934

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Great Expectations ★★½ 1934

Weak Hollywood adaptation of the Dickens novel, easily dwarfed by the brilliant 1946 version. Holmes is Pip, the orphan who rises in the world thanks to a mysterious benefactor (Hull), with Wyatt as Pip's disdainful love, Estrella. 102m/B VHS . Phillips Holmes, Henry Hull, Jane Wyatt, Florence Reed, Francis L. Sullivan, Alan Hale, Anne Howard; D: Stuart Walker; W: Gladys Unger; C: George Robinson.