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Great Expectations (1974)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 22 November 1974
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pip
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Estella
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Magwitch
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Miss Havisham
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Uncle Pumblechook
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Joe Gargery
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Mrs. Gargery
Andrew Ray ...
Herbert Pocket
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Biddy
Simon Gipps-Kent ...
Young Pip
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Bentley Drummle
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Wemmick
Sam Kydd ...
Arthur Compeyson (scarred convict)
John Clive ...
Mr. Wopsle
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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>

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22 November 1974 (USA)  »

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Büyük umutlar  »

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(Showtime)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.78 : 1
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Dorothy Lamour was interviewed for Miss Havisham. 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.
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Version of The Boy and the Convict. (1909) See more »

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Good King Wenceslas
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Traditional tune, lyrics by John M. Neale and Thomas Helmore
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sleeping pill

before seeing this film, the 1998 version was my only experience of this dickens story. i didn't enjoy that film very much, but this 1974 adaptation moves on in a particulary tiresome fashion.

the actors don't shine, the main couple michael york and sarah miles are especially wooden cases. the only character of real interest for me was anthony quayle's intelligent jaggers.

the so called plot is ridiculous, but the story itself is a great one. it's a real lesson on how your distorted values and obsessive principles can destroy you. live with an open mind and don't care what other people say, you are what you are, if others can't take it, **** 'em. pip was told this early on, but he didn't listen.

the girl adopted by the weird old lady reminded me a little of the old kaspar hauser story, not in that same horrible level, but in the way she molded the child to create the executor of her personal vendetta against the entire opposite sex she thought had deceived her. pip's childhood didn't appear much better. the ending didn't seem to fit the rest of the story's style. the sets looked cheap, and coming to imdb i'm not surprised to see that this was indeed a tv-movie (which i had no idea of when i borrowed it from the library).

live and learn. so many good movies, so little time. that's why the reviews are here. so YOU wouldn't have to waste your time on this sort of movies.

3/10


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