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David Copperfield ()

The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger (original title)
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

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  • Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
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Aunt Betsey
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Mrs. Copperfield
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Nurse Peggotty
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Dr. Chillip
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David - the Child
Hugh Walpole ...
The Vicar
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Mr. Murdstone
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Barkis
John Buckler ...
Ham
Fay Chaldecott ...
Little Em'ly - the Child
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Mrs. Gummidge
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Dan Peggotty
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Jane Murdstone
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Clickett
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Mrs. Micawber
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Micawber
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Mr. Dick
Renee Gadd ...
Janet (as Renée Gadd)
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Uriah Heep
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Mr. Wickfield
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Agnes - the Child
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David - the Man
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Agnes
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Steerforth
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Dora
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Little Em'ly - the Woman
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Littimer (as Ivan Simpson)
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Mary Ann (as Mable Colcord)
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Dora's Aunt (uncredited)
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Old Bailey Warden (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Dennis Chaldecott ...
Micawber's Son (uncredited)
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Sheriff's Man (uncredited)
Eileen Ingles ...
David Copperfield as an Infant (uncredited)
Norman Phillips Jr. ...
Mealy (uncredited)
Sonny Ray ...
Mickey Walker (uncredited)
Margaret Seddon ...
Dora's Aunt (uncredited)
Yorke Sherwood ...
Mr. Quinion (uncredited)
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Donkey Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Cukor

Written by

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Charles Dickens ... (by)
 
Hugh Walpole ... (adaptation)
 
Howard Estabrook ... (screen play)
 
Lenore J. Coffee ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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David O. Selznick ... producer

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Herbert Stothart
William Axt ... (uncredited)

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Oliver T. Marsh ... (photographed by)

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Robert Kern ... film editor (as Robert J. Kern)

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Cedric Gibbons

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Joseph M. Newman ... assistant director (uncredited)
Leontine Sagan ... fourth unit director (uncredited)
Slavko Vorkapich ... second unit director (uncredited)
John Waters ... third unit director (uncredited)

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Merrill Pye ... associate art director
Edwin B. Willis ... associate art director
Hugh Hunt ... set dresser (uncredited)

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Douglas Shearer ... recording director

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Slavko Vorkapich ... special effects

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dolly Tree ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Wayne Allen ... orchestrator (uncredited)
R.H. Bassett ... composer: additional music (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab ... composer: additional music (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Robert W. Stringer ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jack Virgil ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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G.O.T. Bagley ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Nathalie Bucknall ... head of research department (uncredited)
Howard Dietz ... press agent (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

When David's father dies, his mother remarries. His new stepfather Murdstone has a mean and cruel view on how to raise a child. When David's mother dies from grief, Murdstone sends David to London to work for a living. When David escapes to his aunt Betsey his life starts to get better. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Also Known As
  • David Copperfield (United States, English title)
  • David Copperfield (United States)
  • David Copperfield (World-wide, English title)
  • David Copperfield (France)
  • David Copperfield (Germany)
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  • 130 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia In response to the widespread criticism of his having played Micawber with a strong American accent W.C. Fields responded, "My father was an Englishman and I inherited this accent from him! Are you trying to go against nature?!". See more »
Goofs Micawber folds the paper of accusation twice. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in David O. Selznick: 'Your New Producer' (1935). See more »
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Crazy Credits Film opens with the last sentence of Charles Dickens's preface to the original edition: "Like many fond parents, I have in my heart of hearts, a favourite child, and his name is David Copperfield." See more »
Quotes Mr. Micawber: [to young Copperfield] Boy, as I have frequently had occasion to observe, "When the stomach is empty, the spirits are low."
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