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Mr. Quilp (1975)

The Old Curiosity Shop (original title)
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Complete credited cast:
Jill Bennett ...
Sarah-Jane Varley ...
Grandfather / Edward Trent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yvonne Antrobus ...
Sue Barbour ...
David Battley ...
Windsor Davies ...
George, Mrs. Jarley's asst.
Tom Scott (as Philip Davis)
Peter Duncan ...
Chris Greener ...
Rosalind Knight ...
Mrs. George


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Release Date:

25 January 1979 (Hungary)  »

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Mr. Quilp  »

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2.35 : 1
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Was reviewed on the very first episode of Siskel & Ebert's original program, OPENING SOON TO A THEATER NEAR YOU in 1975. See more »


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Musicalized version of the Dickens novel.
18 April 1999 | by (Worcester, England.) – See all my reviews

Produced by the Readers Digest in England, this film was released in the UK as "Quilp". Anthony Newley is brilliant as the hunchbacked Daniel Quilp with excellent support from Micheal Horden and the lovely Sarah Varney. Early appearance too for Peter Duncun (later of Blue Peter tv fame) as Kit. Newley also wrote the songs for the production, the highlights being "Sport of Kings" sung by Newley and "Happiness Pie" sung by Varney and David Warner. Enjoyable on all sides, but released after the age of the musical, hence its critical dislike.

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