A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.


Marcel Cravenne


Charles Dickens (novel), Claude Santelli (adaptation)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Didier Haudepin Didier Haudepin ... David Copperfield enfant
Bernard Verley ... David Copperfield
Michel Duchaussoy ... Steerforth
Madeleine Clervanne Madeleine Clervanne ... Tante Betsy
Germaine Michel Germaine Michel ... Mrs. Peggoty
Jean Chevrier ... Mr. Peggoty
France Descaut France Descaut ... Clara
Renée Faure Renée Faure ... Rosa
Robert Party Robert Party ... Mr. Murdstone
Edith Perret Edith Perret ... Mlle Murdstone
Christine Simon Christine Simon ... Petite Emilie
Michèle André Michèle André ... Emilie
Lucien Raimbourg Lucien Raimbourg ... Barkis
Madeleine Barbulée Madeleine Barbulée ... Mrs. Commindge
Michel Galabru ... Mr. Micawber


French version for TV. In this part of the novel by Charles Dickens, the dramatic story of young David Copperfield, from the day he was born. His relationship among others with his young widowed mother, with the family of Peggotty, the loving housekeeper that takes care of him, with the severe man that marries his mother, and with the most interesting character: Ms. Trotwood, the aunt of his late father. His experiences and how they influence who he becomes.

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Drama | Fantasy







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1 January 1965 (France) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Steerforth and Emily
26 December 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This is a decent but very incomplete adaptation of the famous novel.Micawber,the Murdstone and the Pegotty family are present but only some parts of the book (roughly) were filmed.David's childhood is not passed over in silence ,but oddly,this made-for-TV work focuses on the Steerforth/Emily affair ,which,anyway,was a mini-novel in the novel ,whose connection with the main plot was pretty loose.

Michel Duchaussoy,the future actor of some of Chabrol's best films ("Que la Bête Meure") is a bit too old to portray Steerforth (being 27 at the time ) but he is the perfect romantic young man .

Marcel Cravenne was Renoir's and Maurice Tourneur's cameraman ,then their assistant .He directed Von Stroheim in his last part ("Danse de Mort") for the television.

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