David Copperfield (1935)

David Copperfield

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In this version of the Charles Dickens classic, Freddie Bartholomew plays the young Copperfield, who, after the death of his mother, is cruelly mistreated by his stepfather. Eventually forced to seek another home, David makes his way to his Aunt Betsey's estate, where he meets another colorful cast of characters.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Howard Estabrook, Hugh Walpole
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On DVD: Oct 7, 2008
Runtime:

Cast


as Young David Copperfi...

as David Copperfield (o...

as Mr. Wilkins Micawber

as Dan Peggotty

as Aunt Betsey Trotwood

as Mrs. Clara Copperfie...

as Dr. Chillip

as The Vicar

as Mr. Edward Murdstone

as Agnes Wickfield (old...

as Mr. Wickfield

as Uriah Heep

as Clickett

as Mrs. Micawber

as Nurse Peggotty

as Mr. Dick

as Jane Murdstone

as Mrs. Gummidge

as Steerforth

as Limmiter

as Little Emily as Chil...

as Agnes as Child

as Little Emily as Woma...

as Mary Ann

as Dishonest Coachman
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Critic Reviews for David Copperfield

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | October 5, 2010
Variety
Top Critic

George Cukor's Oscar-nominated version is one of the best and purest Hollywood adaptations of Dickens's classic with superlative performances from Freddie Bartholomew and W. C. Fields as Micawber.

Full Review… | June 22, 2006
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for David Copperfield

Not a bad flix, looks great. I never knew Dickens wrote a story where a orphan boy meets nothing but good people.

codyfranklin2
cody franklin

Super Reviewer

½

Though Freddie Bartholomew is a surprisingly compelling young actor, the movie as a whole is like the book: long, sprawling, feeling more like an aimless documentary of someone's life rather than any kind of cohesive story.

Not for all tastes, perhaps, but easily one of the best adaptations of a book to the screen I've ever seen. I had just finished the book when I learned that W. C. Fields had played Micawber in this version. It's the perfect role for him. I've always loved his work, and this is his best work.

jazzmonk
Morris Nelms

Super Reviewer

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