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Some very greedy and selfish relatives are all after the failing old Martin Chuzzlewit's money. He is surrounded by all these sycophantic relatives that he truly despises whilst ill, each one only interested in getting their hands on his estate.
I read that someone called it a dark and gloomy adaptation. I have to disagree with that ! I thought it
a very funny TV-series.
Of course there's a lot of scheming and some people get treated very badly. But all the characters are
played in such a manner that you can't help but see them as ridiculous. Tom Wilkinson is marvelous as the pompous Seth Pecksniff and i would like to mention Elizabeth Spriggs who makes her part as Mrs. Gamp unforgettable. If you like a period drama with a good deal of humor this one is for you ! The series lasts 337 minutes. It's a shame that it's still not released on DVD.
Let's hope we don't have to wait too long ! If you like the wit of Jane Austen you will like this series
too ( yes there is a love story in it as well).
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