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The Pickwick Papers (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 5 May 1954 (USA)
The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly ... See full summary »

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The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly encounter the friendly but disreputable Mr. Jingle, who becomes a continual source of trouble for all who know him. Pickwick himself is the victim of a number of misunderstandings that bring him both embarrassment and problems with the law. Written by Snow Leopard

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The Old Manor House, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, which was used for some of the exterior scenes, can still be seen in Manor Road. See more »

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Mr. Jingle: Miss Wardle... forgive intrusion... no time for ceremony... all is dicovered!
Rachel Wardle: Zat?
Mr. Jingle: Sshh... fat boy... scoundrel... treachorous dog... told old lady... old lady furious... raving.
Rachel Wardle: My mother?
Mr. Jingle: You and Tuppy.
Rachel Wardle: Tuppy?
Mr. Jingle: Kissing in greenhouse.
Rachel Wardle: Ah! Mr. Jingle, if you're trying to insult me.
Mr. Jingle: On the contrary... overheard fat boy... come to warn you... dreadful danger... tender my services... prevent hub-bub... other hand... think it an insult... leave room.
Rachel Wardle: What shall I do? My brother will be furious!
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13 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

This film doesn't comfortably fit in any American format of humor. There's a tiny bit of slapstick but not much, it's not screwball, it's not a situation comedy or a sophisticated one, it's not particularly visual...The Brits had their sparkling Ealing comedies, beloved around the world, tightly directed by some great people. These comedies were brilliantly written and wonderfully acted. And they all had places to go. This is a roller-coaster ride of words following words, non-stop. The comedy is broad to say the least - no subtlety here - and I found myself waiting it out until the end. No, it's not Lean, of course, but the Pickwick Papers couldn't match David Copperfield either I wish I could find something positive to say. The "Carry On" series had the public in Great Britain begging for more. They flopped here so maybe that's the answer - the cultural approach to humor that works better for some countries than others.


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