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Great Expectations
     

Great Expectations

Director: Joseph Hardy,

Cast: Joseph Hardy, Michael York, Sarah Miles, Richard Beaumont

 

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This third talking-picture version of Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations stars Michael York as Pip, the humble British lad whose aspirations to become a gentleman are financed by a mysterious benefactor. We first see young Pip (played by Simon Gipps-Kent) coming to the aid of escaped convict Magwitch (James Mason). Once this episode has apparently run

Overview

This third talking-picture version of Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations stars Michael York as Pip, the humble British lad whose aspirations to become a gentleman are financed by a mysterious benefactor. We first see young Pip (played by Simon Gipps-Kent) coming to the aid of escaped convict Magwitch (James Mason). Once this episode has apparently run its course, we find Pip the guest of the wealthy, reclusive, half-mad Miss Havisham (Margaret Leighton), and the worshipper-from-afar of Havisham's snooty niece Estella (played as both a teenager and an adult by Sarah Miles--breaking the usual cinematic tradition of casting two actresses in the role). This brief exposure to the finer things in life leads Pip on the winding road to betterment, with a few surprises in store for him. Great Expectations premiered November 22, 1974, as a Bell System Family Theatre presentation.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/24/2016
UPC:
0826663166842
Original Release:
1974
Rating:
NR
Source:
Shout Factory
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
2:03:00
Sales rank:
16,006

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael York Pip
Sarah Miles Estella
Richard Beaumont Pocket, as a Boy
Peter Bull Actor
Maria Charles Sarah Pocket
Joss Ackland Joe Gargery
Margaret Leighton Miss Havisham
James Mason Abel Magwitch
Erik Chitty Old Man
Elaine Garreau Cousin Camilla
Rachel Roberts Mrs. Gargery
Ben Cross Actor
Robert Morley Pumblechook
Anthony Quayle Jaggers
Heather Sears Biddy
James Faulkner Drummle
Andrew Ray Herbert Pocket

Technical Credits
Joseph Hardy Director
Bill Butler Editor
Robert Fryer Producer
Johnny Goodman Producer
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Mel Mondel Songwriter
Norman Sachs Songwriter
Alan Tomkins Art Director
Sherman Yellen Screenwriter
Freddie Young Cinematographer

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