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Great Expectations

David Lean

 
Great Expectations (Criterion DVD)

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  • United Kingdom
  • 1946
  • 118 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #31

One of the great translations of literature into film, David Lean’s Great Expectations brings Charles Dickens’s masterpiece to robust on-screen life. Pip, Magwitch, Miss Havisham, and Estella populate Lean’s magnificent miniature, beautifully photographed by Guy Green and designed by John Bryan.

Cast

PipJohn Mills
EstellaValerie Hobson
Joe GargeryBernard Miles
Mr. JaggersFrancis L. Sullivan
Miss HavishamMartita Hunt
MagwitchFinlay Currie
Herbert PocketAlec Guinness
Young PipAnthony Wager
Young EstellaJean Simmons

Credits

DirectorDavid Lean
ProducerRonald Neame
MusicWalter Goehr
EditingJack Harris
Production designJohn Bryan
CinematographyGuy Green
Executive producerAnthony Havelock-Allan
ScreenplayDavid Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Kay Walsh and Cecil McGivern
From the novel byCharles Dickens

Disc Features

  • The original theatrical trailer
  • Subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

    New cover by Gordon Reynolds

Film Essays

Great Expectations

By Adrian TurnerJanuary 11, 1999

It was quite a surprise to learn that David Lean had not read Charles Dickens’ Great . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Great Expectations

By Adrian TurnerJanuary 11, 1999

It was quite a surprise to learn that David Lean had not read Charles Dickens’ Great . . . Read more »