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Great Expectations (1934) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Stuart Walker .

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THE DAVID LEAN BLOGATHON: Great Expectations (1946)

on Jul 20, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films and her blogathons! The David Lean blogathon is in full swing on July 20th and 21st. Click HERE to read the tributes to the master filmmaker. Charles Dickens' 13th novel, Great Expectations was serialized in 1860-1861 and found a welcome home on many bookshelves. Lik... Read full article


THE DAVID LEAN BLOGATHON: Great Expectations (1946)

on Jul 20, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films and her blogathons!The David Lean blogathon is in full swing on July 20th and 21st. Click HERE to read the tributes to the master filmmaker. Charles Dickens' 13th novel, Great Expectations was serialized in 1860-1861 and found a welcome home on many bookshelves. Like... Read full article


Great Expectations (1946)

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 6, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing director David Lean's adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel, Great Expectations (1946), starring Valerie Hobson and John Mills. This article is part of The Third Annual British Invasion Blogathon hosted by A Shroud of Thoughts. In many ways, 19th century author Charl... Read full article


Great Expectations (1946)

By Beatrice on Jan 11, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Great Expectations Directed by David Lean Written by David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allen, etc. from the novel by Charles Dickens 1946/UK Cineguild Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #203 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die The first half of this film is one of the great Dickens ada... Read full article


Great Expectations (1946)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 16, 2013 From 4 Star Films

With director David Lean, and starring John Mills as Pip, the film begins with Pip as a young boy. Upon meeting a fugitive, Pip show him kindness and the man promises he will return the favor. A year or so later Pip begins to go to the home of an eccentric, rich widow to call on her. There he meets ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Prisoner on Ship: What are you sniveling about?
Second prisoner: My poor mother came to see me off.
Prisoner on Ship: [Amused] Mine was too drunk to come.


Estella: Before Miss Havisham died, she told me her teachings were false... that love is worth all the suffering and pain that goes with it.
Pip: Do you believe that, Estella?
Estella: You once told me that you loved me, Pip.
[They embrace]


Jaggers: Well, Mr. Pip, if you want to become a gentleman, the sooner you leave this house, the better.


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Facts about

Stuart Walker also directed Universal's other foray into Dickens, Mystery of Edwin Drood Both were expensive failures and hastened the fall of the Leammle regime at the studio. Ironically, MGM's two Dickens adaptations, "A Tale of Two Cities" and "David Copperfield" produced at the same time, were huge hits.
Francis L. Sullivan recreated the role of Jaggers in the 1946 adaptation of the novel.
Valerie Hobson, who played Estella in the 1946 version had a featured in the film but her scenes were deleted. Nevertheless she is still billed in the credits.
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