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Great Expectations (1946)

Great Expectations
7.7 Rating
(151 ratings)
8 IMDB rating

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Tony Wager

Tony Wager

Young Pip
Jean Simmons

Jean Simmons

Young Estella
Bernard Miles

Bernard Miles

Joe Gargery
Francis L. Sullivan

Francis L. Sullivan

Mr. Jaggers
Finlay Currie

Finlay Currie

Magwitch
Martita Hunt

Martita Hunt

Miss Havisham


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David Lean

David Lean

adapted for the screen by


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A classic

1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 27 20:35
Since I’m a huge fan of David Lean’s work, of course, I had to see this flick at some point and since it is considered as one of his best movies, I had some rather great expectations (pun intended). Eventually, even though I did like it, I can’t say I was really blown away by the whole thing. I don’t know, maybe it has to with the fact that I never really loved those Charles Dickens’ mov... read more
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Charles Dickens' classic tale of Pip, a poor orphan who befriends an escaped convict and who grows up in the company of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham, and her haughty young ward, Estella. Pip learns the rewards of both vindictiveness and gratitude as a result of these events.
Release date: 26 December 1946
UPC: 037429128022
1946 (7), Drama (7), 1940s (6), Victorian Era (3), Classic (3), Usa (3), Based On Book (3), Theft (3), Gratitude (3), Based On A Novel (3), Lawyer (3), England (2), Filth (2), B&w (2), Based On Novel (2), Charles Dickens (2), British (2), Orphan (2), Secret (2), Blacksmith (2)
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A classic

“Since I’m a huge fan of David Lean’s work, of course, I had to see this flick at some point and since it is considered as one of his best movies, I had some rather great expectations (pun intended). Eventually, even though I did like it, I can’t say I was really blown away by the whole thing. I don’t know, maybe it has to with the fact that I never really loved those Charles Dickens’ movie adaptations. Maybe I should try the books instead, if I recall correctly , the late Roger Ebert was a massive fan of these books. Anyway, it remains a pretty good flick though. Indeed, the cinematography was really nice, something expected from a David Lean production, and the acting was really solid as well. Another interesting element in the movie was that it featured Alec Guinness' first maj” read more

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