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Great Expectations

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 rendering, beautifully photographed by Guy Green and designed by John Bryan, both Oscar recipients for their fine work here. The cast includes John Mills, Alec Guinness, Martita Hunt, Jean Simmons, Valerie Hobson and Bernard Miles.

Year: 1946
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Drama, Classic Drama, Charles Dickens, Classic Cinema, Theo's Favourites
Country: UK
Director: David Lean
Starring: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Bernard Miles, Alec Guinness, Martita Hunt, Jean Simmons
Duration: 118 Minutes
Rating: G
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Location in store: Alice's 300 Greatest Films

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