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The Pickwick Papers (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 5 May 1954 (USA)
The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly encounter the friendly but disreputable Mr. Jingle, who becomes a continual source of trouble for all who know him. Pickwick himself is the victim of a number of misunderstandings that bring him both embarrassment and problems with the law. Written by Snow Leopard

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Triumphantly brought to the screen for the first time! Another Dickens treasure springs to life in the rich traditions of "David Copperfield", "A Tale of Two Cities", "Great Expectations", and "Oliver Twist" !

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The first film of June Thorburn. See more »

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[continued from above conversation]
Mr. Jingle: Watch his looks... his whispers. He'll sit next to her at table. He'll flatter her and cut you.
Rachel Wardle: Cut me?
Mr. Jingle: Dead... you'll see for yourself.
Rachel Wardle: I will indeed!
Mr. Jingle: You'll cast him out?
Rachel Wardle: I will!
Rachel Wardle: You'll take another?
Rachel Wardle: Yes!
Mr. Jingle: You shall. I shall be that man! A worship from first... devoted slave... in a torment... sleepless nights... fortune of my own...
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Enjoyable Adaptation of the Story
19 September 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This enjoyable adaptation of the Dickens story "The Pickwick Papers" captures the atmosphere and characters of the book rather well. While it of necessity leaves out some large portions of the book, they did quite a good job of selecting some of the portions that would work well in a movie, and these are filmed faithfully. Even with the omissions, there are a lot of characters to keep track of, but the cast of character actors, led by James Hayter as Pickwick, generally do a good job of making each one distinctive.

The story of Pickwick and his friends traveling about England is a more light-hearted look at Dickens's society than are most of his later stories, but even so, the few scenes of serious social commentary, such as those in the debtors' prison, are pretty effective. This is true also of the movie version. The production is not anything especially fancy, but it seems quite efficient, and it keeps moving at a good pace. Anyone who enjoys Dickens should find this film version worth watching.


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