Martin Chuzzlewit (1994)

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A well loved BBC adaptation of one of Charles Dickens lesser read novels. It revolves around some very greedy and selfish relatives who are all after the failing old Martin Chuzzlewits ... See full summary »

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 Charity Pecksniff (6 episodes, 1994)
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 Mercy Pecksniff (6 episodes, 1994)
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 Jonas Chuzzlewit (6 episodes, 1994)
Philip Franks ...
 Tom Pinch (6 episodes, 1994)
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 Seth Pecksniff (6 episodes, 1994)
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 Old Martin Chuzzlewit / ... (6 episodes, 1994)
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 John Westlock (6 episodes, 1994)
Pauline Turner ...
 Mary Graham (6 episodes, 1994)
Ben Walden ...
 Young Martin Chuzzlewit (5 episodes, 1994)
Steve Nicolson ...
 Mark Tapley (5 episodes, 1994)
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 Tigg Montague / ... (5 episodes, 1994)
Paul Francis ...
 Bailey / ... (5 episodes, 1994)
Maggie Steed ...
 Mrs. Todgers (5 episodes, 1994)
Lynda Bellingham ...
 Mrs. Lupin (5 episodes, 1994)
John Padden ...
 Augustus Moddle (5 episodes, 1994)
Stephen Mapes ...
 Lewsome (5 episodes, 1994)
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 Mr. Chuffey (3 episodes, 1994)
Elizabeth Spriggs ...
 Mrs. Gamp (3 episodes, 1994)
Graham Stark ...
 Nadgett (3 episodes, 1994)
Joan Sims ...
 Betsy Prig (3 episodes, 1994)
Robin Hooper ...
 Mr. Jinkins (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Ruth Pinch (3 episodes, 1994)
Hannah Tollman ...
 Jane, Maidservant at Pecksniff's / ... (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Mr. Mould (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Dr. Jobling (2 episodes, 1994)
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 David Crimple (2 episodes, 1994)
Peter-Hugo Daly ...
 Chevy Slyme (2 episodes, 1994)
Colin McCormack ...
 Bullamy (2 episodes, 1994)
Nicholas Smith ...
 Mr. Spottletoe (2 episodes, 1994)
Lex Neale ...
 Grand Nephew (2 episodes, 1994)
Nancy Nevinson ...
 Deaf Cousin (2 episodes, 1994)
Philippa Urquhart ...
 Widow (2 episodes, 1994)
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 George Chuzzlewit (2 episodes, 1994)
Jenny Tomasin ...
 Maidservant to Anthony / ... (2 episodes, 1994)
Andrew Watson ...
 Gentleman Serving Punch / ... (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Footman (2 episodes, 1994)
Robert Putt ...
 Mr. Jones (2 episodes, 1994)
Joanna Kirkland ...
 Georgina Jones (2 episodes, 1994)
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A well loved BBC adaptation of one of Charles Dickens lesser read novels. It revolves around some very greedy and selfish relatives who are all after the failing old Martin Chuzzlewits money. He is surrounded by all these sycophantic relatives that he truly despises whilst ill, each one only interested in getting their hands on his estate.

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26 March 1995 (USA)  »

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Ahány férfi  »

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The madder red and gold print gown Lynda Bellingham (Mrs. Lupin) wears at the inn is the same gown worn by Justine Waddell (Molly Gibson) while walking with Roger at The Towers in Wives and Daughters (1999), and by Emma Pierson (Fanny Dorrit) while visiting the Gowans in Venice in Little Dorrit (2008). See more »

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Featured in The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1995) See more »

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Largo from Symphony No. 9
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Another screen adaption of a Dickens novel.
1 September 2007 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

I have not read the novel, "Martin Chuzzlewitz", but a made-for-t.v. movie, or big screen movie, should stand on its own. So, I comment on the movie alone, though in context of a Dickens adaption, of course, as is credited.

This written, I've seen far better screen adapt ions of a Dickens novel. This was turgid in many respects, regards the writing. The writer must have kept close to Dickens, because it has all his excesses (imo), e.g. the too kind character, the too sinister evil-doer, and of course a gross assault upon coincidence. With Dickens you have to suspend a lot of disbelief, with this movie, somewhat less though.

And you have the fairy-tale ending, which I shall leave as a fairy tale ending, undescribed herein.

The only reason to watch this, is the powerful production design and acting, which is a major "only"! The various British period/costume productions have the touch, and that really includes "Martin Chuzzlewitz". It is a joy to watch. But, the acting. All the people in this production were outstanding; if one stood out, it was Tom Wilkinson as the arch-buffoon/no-goodnik. Though everyone was excellent.

This was certainly worth the view.


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