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The Old Curiosity Shop (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  19 March 1995 (USA)
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When young Nell Trent's grandfather loses the investment money of wharf owner Daniel Quilp with cards, Quilp develops an everlasting urge to get him put in the madhouse. Nell and her grandfather flee the city.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alan Barry ...
Groves
Adam Blackwood ...
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Brian de Salvo ...
Debtor Gentleman
Christopher Ettridge ...
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Single Gentleman
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Gloria Hunniford ...
Flower Seller
Doreen Keogh ...
Mrs. George
Oliver Maguire ...
Stout Gentleman
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Schoolmaster
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1839. The young Nell Trent is leading a happy life with her grandfather in his curiosity shop. Wharf owner Daniel Quilp has given large amounts of money to Nell's grandfather as an investment, expecting a large profit. But when Quilp finds out the old man has lost all the money with playing cards, he is determined to get the man in a madhouse as revenge. Nell and her grandfather are forced to leave their house and to start traveling across the country. But Quilp isn't sitting still, his spies are everywhere. Meanwhile a stranger is also looking for Nell's grandfather. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements
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Outstanding adaption
22 January 2000 | by (Lancaster) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie. Very well acted by all the main characters, and the setting is superb. A wonderful story of human tragedy and triumph. Anyone who is a fan of Charles Dickens will love this movie. The attention to period detail in the costumes and scenery is very good. Some lessons can be learned about human nature as well from this story. Highly recommended.


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