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The Pickwick Papers (1952)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  5 May 1954 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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[Pickwick is angry at Mrs. Bardell's lawyers over her breach of promise suit, and they are goading him]
Dodson: Perhaps you'd like to call us swindlers, sir. Pray do so if you feel disposed, ah pray do, sir.
Samuel Pickwick: I do. You ARE swindlers.
Dodson: Very good. You'd better call us thieves, sir. Perhaps you'd like to asault one of us.
Fogg: Pray do so, if you would. We would make not the slightest resistance.
Sam Weller: [realizes what's happening and steps in to save Mr. Pickwick] You just come away, sir. Battledore and shuttlecock's a *...
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Tavern Tales
27 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw The Pickwick Papers on television some decades ago as a child and recently encountered a poor colourized version of the film. They should had kept the film in black and white.

This film is adapted from the Dicken's source novel and restricts itself to some of the best sequences from the wordy tome.

You have the caddish Mr Jingle getting others in all sorts of scrapes including getting Mr Winkle involved in a duel. There are scenes of elopements and nearly elopements again with Mr Jingle trying to get away with the loot.

A misunderstanding leads to a court case involving a supposed broken promise of a marriage leading Dickens to have a swipe at lawyers and a sequence in a debtor's prison which suddenly switches the film from its comic mode to serious social issues of Victorian Britain.

James Hayter is very god as Pickwick, Nigel Patrick is a hoot as Jingle, Harry Fowler is memorable as Weller.

It is not the best adaptation of a Dicken's novel from that era being rather low budget but amusing enough.


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