Great Expectations (1946) Poster

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Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • Young Estella slaps young Pip.
  • Two boys engage in a fistfight. One boy's nose gets bloodied.
  • A man grabs a young boy and threatens to cut his throat. The man shakes him and then shakes him upside down. The man threatens the boy again. The boy is not seriously injured.
  • A man reveals a knife as he hears another man approach, but puts it away when he is reassured.
  • The character Pip's sister (Mrs Joe Gargery played by Freda Jackson) is abusive both verbally & physically. It is not very intense though.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A young boy brings brandy to a man. The man chugs the brandy from the bottle.
  • None.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A decaying cake is shown with a rat sitting on the cake as it eats.
  • The scenes of death may be difficult for some viewers.
  • The graveyard scene is quite shocking.
  • The climax on the water is intense.


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Violence & Gore

  • Two men struggle with each other and fall into the water. One man is seemingly killed when he is hit by a paddle boat.
  • A woman's dress catches on fire. She screams and a man tries to put it out, but she dies.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Although mostly off-screen, the scene of Miss Havisham's sudden and very painful death in particular is quite realistically played and distressing (even moreso when noticing that the main character apparently brings it about inadvertently).

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