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Mr. Quilp (1975)

The Old Curiosity Shop (original title)
A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.

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A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.

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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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Version of The Old Curiosity Shop (1995) See more »

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Best version is Mr Quilp
28 December 2000 | by (Coventry, England) – See all my reviews

As a Newley fan I enjoyed watching Mr Quilp when shown of British Television in 1984. Recently I purchased a copy of the USA version "The Old Curiosity Shop" which is basically Mr Quilp with cuts. (Two songs cut and several character sequences omitted). In my opinion, the best number in the film is "Every Dog Has His Day" in which Quilp realises he has been cheated, and an almost slapstick sequence provides light relief in this otherwise solemn story. The USA version omits this song, and as a result throws the film out of balance. The musical director for the film is Elmer Bernstein, who provides excellent musical accompaniment.


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