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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. | Add synopsis »
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Musicalized version of the Dickens novel. See more (4 total) »


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Anthony Newley ... Daniel Quilp

David Hemmings ... Richard Swiveller
Jill Bennett ... Sally Brass
Sarah-Jane Varley ... Little Nell

Michael Hordern ... Grandfather / Edward Trent

David Warner ... Sampson Brass
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yvonne Antrobus ... Betsy Quilp
Sue Barbour ... Stiltdancer
David Battley ... Codlin

Windsor Davies ... George, Mrs. Jarley's asst.

Phil Davis ... Tom Scott (as Philip Davis)

Peter Duncan ... Kit Nubbles

Brian Glover ... Furnaceman
Chris Greener ... Giant
Rosalind Knight ... Mrs. George

Ronald Lacey ... Harris

Bryan Pringle ... Mr. Garland
Paul Rogers ... Single Gent / Henry Trent
Maxwell Shaw ... Isaac List
Norman Warwick ... Vuffin
Mona Washbourne ... Mrs. Jarley
Malcolm Weaver ... Acrobat
Sarah Webb ... Duchess
Tony Caunter ... Joe Jowl (uncredited)
Sadie Corre ... Midget (uncredited)
Desmond Cullum-Jones ... Jailer (uncredited)
Eddie Davies ... Mr. Grinder (uncredited)
Fred Evans ... Jerry (uncredited)
Johnny Lamonte ... Juggler (uncredited)
Suma Lamonte ... Juggler (uncredited)
Harry Markham ... Sexton (uncredited)
Petra Siniawski ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bernard Taylor ... Policeman (uncredited)

Jenny Tomasin ... Mrs. Simmons (uncredited)

Graham Weston ... Policeman (uncredited)
Margaret Whiting ... Mrs. Jiniwin (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Tuchner 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Dickens  novel
Irene Kamp 
Louis Kamp 

Produced by
Helen M. Strauss .... producer
Douglas Twiddy .... associate producer
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Christopher Challis 
Film Editing by
John Jympson 
Casting by
Rose Tobias Shaw 
Production Design by
Elliot Scott 
Art Direction by
Norman Reynolds 
Costume Design by
Anthony Mendleson 
Makeup Department
Ernest Gasser .... makeup artist
Wally Schneiderman .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kip Gowans .... assistant director
Sound Department
Rowland Fowles .... boom operator
John Hayward .... re-recording mixer
Teddy Mason .... dubbing editor (as Ted Mason)
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound mixer
Brian Simmons .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
John Palmer .... camera operator
John Jay .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian Owen-Smith .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Eunice Mountjoy .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Elmer Bernstein .... conductor
Elmer Bernstein .... music supervisor
Dick Lewzey .... music recordist
Other crew
Jo Gregory .... production accountant
Gillian Lynne .... choreographer
Robin Demetriou .... cast and crew chef (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Old Curiosity Shop" - UK (original title)
"Mister Quilp" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title)
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USA:118 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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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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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Musicalized version of the Dickens novel., 18 April 1999
Author: Paul Goodhead ( from Worcester, England.

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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