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Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby Is a Friend of Mine 

The arrival in a small town of a stranger who calls himself 'Charles Dickens' makes a magical and lasting change in the lives of an imaginative 12-year-old boy and a loving young woman.

Director:

Ralph Rosenblum

Writers:

Ray Bradbury (based on the story by), Mary Trimble (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Fred Gwynne ... Charles Dickens
Brian Svrusis Brian Svrusis ... Ralph Spaulding
Donna Gibbons Donna Gibbons ... Miss Frostbite
George Womack George Womack ... Mr. Wyneski
Sadie Hawkins Sadie Hawkins ... Grandma
Les Podewell Les Podewell ... Grandpa
Deanna Dunagan ... Emily Dickenson
Jim Pappas Jim Pappas ... Dr. Mezmo
Frank Howard ... Henry
Ray Bradbury ... Ralph as Man (voice)
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Storyline

The arrival in a small town of a stranger who calls himself 'Charles Dickens' makes a magical and lasting change in the lives of an imaginative 12-year-old boy and a loving young woman.

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A young boy. A mysterious stranger. A summer of dreams ... Imagine a summer that would never end; imagine a boy who would never grow up; imagine a small town, the kind you don't find anymore ... Enter a mysterious stranger.


Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1982 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Richmond, Illinois, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Carl Henning (the silent customer in the barber's chair) was also the driver/owner of the dark-blue 1938 Hupmobile that is visible in several scenes. See more »

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Terrific Little Story
30 January 2019 | by novotnyej-447-287764See all my reviews

If you love Ray Bradbury you will enjoy this clever and entertaining production. Fred Gwynne and the entire cast are all excellent. The script is witty and highly literate.


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