6.0/10
275
12 user 2 critic

Great Expectations (1974)

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

9 year old 'Pip' Pirrip, an orphan living with relatives, aids and befriends an escaped convict on the moors, an act that will have a profound effect on his life.

Director: Stuart Walker
Stars: Henry Hull, Phillips Holmes, Jane Wyatt
Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Charles Dickens' classic story about an orphan who becomes a gentleman.

Stars: Gerry Sundquist, Tim Munro, Derek Francis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: Graham McLaren
Stars: Jack Ellis, Christopher Ellison, Paula Wilcox
Great Expectations (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: Julian Jarrold
Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Justine Waddell, Charlotte Rampling
Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Stars: Jean Simmons, John Rhys-Davies, Ray McAnally
Adventure | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: David Lean
Stars: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager
Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.

Stars: Douglas Booth, Jack Roth, Ray Winstone
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Toby Irvine, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A story about an English businessman in 1930s Germany who encounters a financier who has forged his career on greed, corruption and opportunism, rather than the traditional British principles of decency and fair play.

Director: Peter Duffell
Stars: Peter Finch, Michael York, Hildegard Neil
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The British royal Prince George travels to Japan and falls in love with a local woman named Sumi.

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Michael York, Hidemi Aoki, Charles Gray
Zeppelin (1971)
Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1915, frustrated with the German air-raids on London, British Intelligence sends Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas, who has German ancestry, to Germany, to find information about the latest German Zeppelin.

Director: Etienne Périer
Stars: Michael York, Elke Sommer, Peter Carsten
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Pip
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Andrew Ray ...
...
Simon Gipps-Kent ...
...
...
Sam Kydd ...
Arthur Compeyson (scarred convict)
John Clive ...
Edit

Storyline

Charles Dickens' classic tale of Pip, a poor orphan who befriends an escaped convict and who grows up in the company of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham, and her haughty young ward, Estella. Pip learns the rewards of both vindictiveness and gratitude as a result of these events. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

22 November 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Büyük umutlar  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Showtime)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Last film of Heather Sears. See more »

Quotes

Jaggers: [to Pip] For whose sake would you reveal this?...
Pip: For Estella's sake! If Drummle knew, he'd never marry her!
Jaggers: Ah, you'd save her, is that it? You'd drag her into disgrace after twenty years? She's chosen her own life and Drummle - remember that! Oh, if you must save someone, I think you might look a little closer to home.
See more »


Soundtracks

Good King Wenceslas
(uncredited)
Traditional
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Mediocre retelling of the classic Dickens' tale.
27 December 2000 | by (Santa Cruz, California) – See all my reviews

Having not read the book "Great Expectations," I don't feel comfortable discussing its faithfulness to Dickens' novel. However, I think that I can critique its worth as a movie. There are some good performances in it; Anthony Quayle is an effective Jaggers, he has that lawyer's edge, and he does bite his index finger at people (sometimes). Joss Ackland is a likable Joe. But the emotion of the movie is too far below the soaring Jarre score to be compelling. Maurice Jarre's wonderful music is a major reason behind the success of scenes in "Doctor Zhivago" and "Lawrence of Arabia," but of course he is helped by excellent acting and direction(or maybe vice-versa). Unfortunately, neither the acting or the directing is up to that level. With its romantic crescendo, the final scene did make my eyes misty, but I was listening more to the music more than watching the character's interaction. 'Made for television' about sums up the quality of this production.


1 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Great Expectations (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?