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


Freddie Bartholomew
as Young David Copperfi...
Frank Lawton
as David Copperfield (o...
W.C. Fields
as Mr. Wilkins Micawber
Lionel Barrymore
as Dan Peggotty
Edna May Oliver
as Aunt Betsey Trotwood
Elizabeth Allan
as Mrs. Clara Copperfie...
Harry Beresford
as Dr. Chillip
Hugh Walpole
as The Vicar
Basil Rathbone
as Mr. Edward Murdstone
Madge Evans
as Agnes Wickfield (old...
Lewis Stone
as Mr. Wickfield
Roland Young
as Uriah Heep
Jean Cadell
as Mrs. Micawber
Jessie Ralph
as Nurse Peggotty
Lennox Pawle
as Mr. Dick
Violet Kemble Cooper
as Jane Murdstone
Una O'Connor
as Mrs. Gummidge
Hugh Williams
as Steerforth
Ivan Simpson
as Limmiter
Fay Chaldecott
as Little Emily as Chil...
Marilyn Knowlden
as Agnes as Child
Florine McKinney
as Little Emily as Woma...
Mabel Colcord
as Mary Ann
Arthur Treacher
as Dishonest Coachman
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Critic Reviews for David Copperfield

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | October 5, 2010
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

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.

cody franklin

Super Reviewer


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.

Morris Nelms

Super Reviewer

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