The legendary novel by Charles Dickens comes to life in this colorful interpretation directed by Delbert Mann.

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The legendary novel by Charles Dickens comes to life in this colorful interpretation directed by Delbert Mann.

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Charles Dickens' Immortal Story of a Young Man's Journey to Maturity

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Several of the other actors also appeared in other Dickens films James Hayter was Mr. Pickwick in "The Pickwick Papers" (1952), in which James Donald also appeared as Mr. Winkle. Hayter also played the bookseller in the film version of "Oliver!". Edith Evans played the Ghost of Christmas Past in the 1970 musical film "Scrooge". See more »

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Version of Le théâtre de la jeunesse: David Copperfield (1965) See more »

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Worth the 50 Cents It Cost
27 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this DVD at the dollar store, where it was, if you can believe it, on sale at 50 cents. You wouldn't expect much and I wasn't disappointed at what I got.

Although there are some sparkling portrayals, the movie was long, muddy, and hard to watch. Some of this had to do with the poor reproduction by the distributor, Digiview. The rest related to the fact that I hadn't read the book so the 101 story lines going off in all directions were confusing, especially when held together only by the title character walking up and down the beach, and alternately scowling and muttering.

Worth every cent ... and not a pence more.


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