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Little Dorrit (1987)

Arthur Clennam returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost at once he becomes involved in the problems of his mother's seamstress Amy Dorrit ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Mrs. Clennam
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Flintwinch
Patricia Hayes ...
Affery
Luke Duckett ...
Young Arthur
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Frederick Dorrit
Sarah Pickering ...
Amelda Brown ...
Fanny Dorrit
Daniel Chatto ...
Tip Dorrit
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Flora Finching
Bill Fraser ...
Mr. Casby
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Mr. Pancks
Mollie Maureen ...
Mr. F.'s Aunt
Diana Malin ...
Mr. Casby's Maid
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Arthur Clennam returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost at once he becomes involved in the problems of his mother's seamstress Amy Dorrit and of her father residing in the Marshalsea debtors' prison. Pursuing their cause Arthur comes across a successful business opportunity and also gains a number of new acquaintances, while his and Amy's paths continue to cross. A reversal of fortune lays him low, but to fully understand how, this story must now be seen through Little Dorrit's eyes. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Drama | Romance

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G | See all certifications »
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21 October 1988 (USA)  »

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Little Dorrit's Story  »

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$1,025,228
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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film reunites Alec Guinness and Joan Greenwood more than 30 years later after their appearances in Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) and The Man in the White Suit (1951). See more »

Goofs

Near the end of part 1, Mr Pancks puts his finger through Arthur's coat's right lapel button hole and pulls him toward the stairs. In the next shot, at the bottom of the stairs, his finger is through a hole in the left lapel. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989) See more »

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A great novel, and a great movie. BUT! A few observations...I understand that the novel is very complex, that the plot turns in a number of layers, and that the film is already of great length. However I think it is seriously lacking to omit rather major elements and characters, such as the villain Blandois upon whom much of the plot turns. And I was disappointed as well to see Tattycoram (which would be such a delightful part for any actress!) left out. But these things aside, it is still a favourite movie which I've watched (on VHS) many times. The colourful characters are marvelously Dickensian as portrayed by the cast, most notably Guinness, Greenwood, Max Wall, Roshan Seth, and Jacobi. Has Sarah Pickering appeared in anything else? She was convincing in her character too. Though seventeen years old now, the film continues to delight and entertain, but I sure miss Blandois and Tattycoram!


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