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David Copperfield (1969)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  15 March 1970 (USA)
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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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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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The second Dickens film for actor Ron Moody, who plays Uriah Heep. Moody had previously played Fagin in the film version of the musical "Oliver!", a role he originated on the London stage. See more »

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

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Respectable enough version of Dickens' classic
28 August 2010 | by (www.moviemoviesite.com) – See all my reviews

Unlike other reviewers of this film I didn't feel that it was particularly dull; if anything, the way that it seemed to skim over many aspects of the story makes it seem like the cinematic equivalent of a Readers Digest condensed version. Characters such as Oliver and Attenborough's Creakle and Tungay make little more than cameo appearances, while the flashback structure of the film means that, for the first hour or so, the narrative flow is constantly interrupted by lingering shots of a maudlin Copperfield mooching about Yarmouth beach listening to memories of people he has known echoing in his head.

The cast reads like a who's who of British acting of the 60s and before. The likes of such heavyweights as Oliver, Attenborough, Michael Redgrave, Edith Evans, Ralph Richardson, Ron Moody, Cyril Cusack, Susan Hampshire et al makes the little-known Robin Phillips in the title role seem a little bland and insipid. Nevertheless, the story is entertaining enough - even if it doesn't match up to George Cukor's 1935 version.


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