Great Expectations 1946

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Great Expectations ★★★★ 1946

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. 118m/B VHS, DVD . GB 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; D: David Lean; W: David Lean, Ronald Neame; C: Guy Green; M: Walter Goeher. Oscars ‘47: Art Dir./Set Dec., B&W, B&W Cinematog.