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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
  • 1946
  • UK
  • 118 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Lean
  • Written by: David Lean, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Cecil McGivern, Ronald Neame, Kay Walsh, Charles Dickens (novel)
  • Cast: John Mills, Anthony Wager, Jean Simmons, Valerie Hobson, Alec Guinness, Martita Hunt, Finlay Currie
  • UK release: 26 December 1946

Lean's adaptation of the Dickens novel remains cinema's definitive version, even after half a century. An orphan meets an escaped convict and is introduced into a new world of adventures and finely observed characters. Photography and design at its best.

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