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Great Expectations


John Mills, Tony Wager, Valerie Hobson, Jean Simmons View All


Ronald Neame (Screenplay), David Lean (Screenplay), David Lean (Director), Anthony Havelock-Allan (Screenplay) View All

Release: Dec. 26th, 1946
Runtime: 1 hour, 58 minutes
In this Dickens adaptation, orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham, and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella, he discovers that the elderly spinster has gone mad from having been left at the altar as a young woman, and has made her charge into a warped, unfeeling heartbreaker.
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