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David Copperfield (1970)

The legendary novel by Charles Dickens comes to life in this colorful interpretation directed by Delbert Mann.

Director:

Delbert Mann

Writer:

Jack Pulman (screenplay)
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Attenborough ... Mr. Tungay
Cyril Cusack ... Barkis
Edith Evans ... Aunt Betsey
Pamela Franklin ... Dora Spenlow
Susan Hampshire ... Agnes Wickfield
Wendy Hiller ... Mrs. Micawber
Ron Moody ... Uriah Heep
Laurence Olivier ... Mr. Creakle
Robin Phillips ... David Copperfield
Michael Redgrave ... Mr. Peggotty
Ralph Richardson ... Mr. Micawber
Emlyn Williams ... Mr. Dick
Sinéad Cusack ... Emily
James Donald ... Mr. Murdstone
James Hayter ... Porter
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The legendary novel by Charles Dickens comes to life in this colorful interpretation directed by Delbert Mann.

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Charles Dickens' Immortal Story of a Young Man's Journey to Maturity

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charles Dickens' David Copperfield See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor ®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Released as a theatrical movie in Europe, this premiered as an NBC television special in the U.S. See more »

Crazy Credits

Credits look like the original illustrations by Phiz, but are in fact pastiches by Mel Isaacson using the faces of the actors in their roles. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cinema: Sir Laurence Olivier (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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A Truly Major Disappointment.
15 October 1999 | by jhb-4See all my reviews

One only has to read the cast list and credits to salivate in anticipation of this DAVID COPPERFIELD, but, alas, alas! How so much major acting and directorial talent could have turned one of literature's richest tales into such a monumental BORE, is totally beyond me. It's pretty to look at with lovely photography, particularly the Yarmouth sequences, but, JUST PLAIN DULL!!! No need to go on! Skip it and check out the Selznick or the marvelous BBC mini-series from the 1980's.


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