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Mr. Quilp (1975)

The Old Curiosity Shop (original title)
A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.

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Michael Tuchner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Newley ... Daniel Quilp
David Hemmings ... Richard Swiveller
David Warner ... Sampson Brass
Michael Hordern ... Grandfather / Edward Trent
Paul Rogers ... Henry Trent
Jill Bennett ... Sally Brass
Sarah-Jane Varley Sarah-Jane Varley ... Little Nell
Sarah Webb Sarah Webb ... Duchess
Mona Washbourne ... Mrs. Jarley
Yvonne Antrobus Yvonne Antrobus ... Betsy Quilp
Peter Duncan Peter Duncan ... Kit Nubbles
Windsor Davies ... George
Phil Davis ... Tom Scott (as Philip Davis)
David Battley ... Codlin
Ronald Lacey ... Harris
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A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.

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Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Quilp See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Reader's Digest See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Was reviewed on the very first episode of Siskel & Ebert's original program, OPENING SOON TO A THEATER NEAR YOU in 1975. See more »

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Version of The Old Curiosity Shop (1921) See more »

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Musicalized version of the Dickens novel.
18 April 1999 | by musical-2See all my reviews

Produced by the Readers Digest in England, this film was released in the UK as "Quilp". Anthony Newley is brilliant as the hunchbacked Daniel Quilp with excellent support from Micheal Horden and the lovely Sarah Varney. Early appearance too for Peter Duncun (later of Blue Peter tv fame) as Kit. Newley also wrote the songs for the production, the highlights being "Sport of Kings" sung by Newley and "Happiness Pie" sung by Varney and David Warner. Enjoyable on all sides, but released after the age of the musical, hence its critical dislike.


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