Young Nicholas Nickleby sets out to make his fortune in order to prevent his mother and sister from depending upon his uncle, Ralph Nicklby. But he finds his first job as master at a ...
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After the death of his father, Nicholas Nickleby along with his sister Kate and their mother find themselves in difficult conditions. They relocate to London in the hope that Uncle Ralph ... See full summary »
An aristocratic English family is shown in the years between the Great War and The Second World War, often at the crumbling family estate, Brideshead Manor, trying to deal with family ... See full summary »
Nicholas Nickleby is an impoverished young man making his way in life in the cruel and unjust world of early Victorian England. His good looks, kind heart and gentlemanly manner are fine ... See full summary »
A Charles Dickins novel, a story of the progress of the time, politics, forced marriage and high born mixing with common people,trade union and low wages and working conditions, set in 1854 Victorian Britain, classic actors.
David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school ... See full summary »
Young Pip is expected to become a blacksmith, but, hating the soot and smoke, he secretly dreams of becoming a gentleman. When he meets the mysterious Miss Havisham and her haughty niece ... See full summary »
Young Nicholas Nickleby sets out to make his fortune in order to prevent his mother and sister from depending upon his uncle, Ralph Nicklby. But he finds his first job as master at a Yorkshire school to be cruel, and runs away with one of the students. Meanwhile, Kate is subjected to the unwanted attentions of Sir Mulberry Hawk, aided by her uncle. Nicholas and his new friend, Smike, begin their adventures and eventually set out to rescue Kate, with the usual Dickensian twists, turns and asides. Written by
As much as I recommend this DVD set for the show itself, A&E Home Video should be taken to task for editing the original show (as it was first shown in the USA in January 1983) to fit into hour-long parts for their convenience. There are some scenes missing. One involves the 'gentleman next door's' appearance at Miss La Creevy's, another is the death of Walter Bray. I haven't fully examined the set to see what else might be missing, but those two scenes first come to mind. Nevertheless, this is a wonderful play, and to pass up on this would be a crime, despite the awful way A&E Home Video has provided it.
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