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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1 October 2003 | by (Ft. Myers, FL) – See all my reviews

As much as I love the story of David Copperfield, I cannot claim to have enjoyed this movie. It was probably the second worst movie I have ever seen. One problem I see is that the magnitude of the novel asks for a miniseries of several hours, rather than a regular movie. It is just impossible to capture a significant amount of the events that take place in the story in two hours. I dis not enjoy the brooding flashback format. It was disjointed and would be impossible for someone who did not already know the story to fully grasp. Also, I don't think the filmmakers interpreted Copperfield's personality correctly. The idea of him strolling around on a beach moaning about his life seems inconsistent with the proactive, forward-thinking nature Dickens gave him in the novel. Agnes also bothered me. She came across as a ditsy household decoration, rather than a strong woman. Dora was perfect, however. This movie was fraught with problems, and I wait eagerly for someone to make a decent screen version.


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