Great Expectations

Great Expectations (1946)

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  • Genre: Drama, Romance, History
  • Release Date: 1946-12-26
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 319 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Cineguild
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: David Lean
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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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  • John Mills

    as Pip
  • Valerie Hobson

    as Estella
  • Tony Wager

    as Young Pip
  • Jean Simmons

    as Young Estella
  • Bernard Miles

    as Joe Gargery
  • Francis L. Sullivan

    as Mr. Jaggers
  • Finlay Currie

    as Abel Magwitch
  • Martita Hunt

    as Miss Havisham
  • Alec Guinness

    as Herbert Pocket
  • Ivor Barnard

    as Mr. Wemmick
  • Freda Jackson

    as Mrs. Joe
  • Eileen Erskine

    as Biddy
  • George Hayes

    as Convict
  • Hay Petrie

    as Uncle Pumblechook
  • John Forrest

    as The Pale Young Gentleman
  • Torin Thatcher

    as Bentley Drummle
  • O.B. Clarence

    as The Aged Parent
  • John Burch

    as Mr. Wopsle
  • Richard George

    as The Sergeant
  • Grace Denbigh Russell

    as Mrs. Wopsle
  • Everley Gregg

    as Sarah Pocket
  • Anne Holland

    as Relation
  • Frank Atkinson

    as Mike
  • Gordon Begg

    as Night Porter
  • Edie Martin

    as Mrs. Whimple
  • Walford Hyden

    as The Dancing Master
  • Roy Arthur

    as Galley Steersman
Directing David Lean Director
Writing Charles Dickens Novel
Writing David Lean Screenplay
Writing Ronald Neame Screenplay
Writing Anthony Havelock-Allan Screenplay
Writing Kay Walsh Screenplay
Writing Cecil McGivern Screenplay
Production Anthony Havelock-Allan Executive Producer
Production Ronald Neame Producer
Sound Walter Goehr Original Music Composer
Camera Guy Green Director of Photography
Editing Jack Harris Editor
Production Pat MacDonnell Casting
Production Adele Raymond Casting
Production Maude Spector Casting
Art Wilfred Shingleton Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Sophie Devine Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up George Blackler Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Ernest Gasser Makeup Artist
Directing George Pollock Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Margaret Furse Assistant Costume Designer
Sound Stanley Lambourne Sound Recordist
Sound Gordon K. McCallum Sound Recordist
Sound Winston Ryder Sound Editor
Camera Robert Huke Camera Operator
Directing Maggie Unsworth Continuity
Crew Suria Magito Choreographer
Sound Walter Goehr Conductor
Production Norman Spencer Production Manager
Art John Bryan Production Design
Sound George Paternoster Boom Operator
Camera Jim Body Focus Puller