Great Expectations Overview:

Great Expectations (1946) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by David Lean and produced by Ronald Neame and Anthony Havelock-Allan.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: John Bryan; Set Decoration: Wilfred ShingletonWon
Best CinematographyGuy GreenWon
Best DirectorDavid LeanNominated
Best PictureJ. Arthur Rank-CineguildNominated
Best WritingDavid Lean, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Ronald NeameNominated

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[welcoming Pip to her decaying mansion]
Miss Havisham: Come nearer. Let me look at you. Come close. Look at me. You aren't afraid of a woman who has never seen the sun since before you were born?

Joe Gargery: Pip! A young gentleman of great expectations.

Pip: [narrating] I realized that in becoming a gentleman, I had only succeeded in becoming a snob.

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Valerie Hobson was widely considered to be miscast as the adult Estella.
Francis L. Sullivan previously played Jaggers in the 1934 version.
John Mills, playing Pip from the age of 18 to 25, was actually 38 at the time of filming.
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