Little Dorrit (Nobody's Fault) (Little Dorrit's Story) (1988)

Little Dorrit (Nobody's Fault) (Little Dorrit's Story)





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Little Dorrit was intended as the cinematic equivalent to the mammoth, eight-hour Royal Shakespeare Company's staging of Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickelby. The film was released to theaters in two parts, each running approximately three hours. The first part, subtitled "Nobody's Fault," introduced us to the seamstress title character (Sarah Pickering), who chooses to live in debtor's prison with her father (Alec Guinness). Good Samaritan Arthur Clennam (Derek Jacobi) endeavors to help both … More

Rating: G
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
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On DVD: Jun 7, 2005
Cannon Group



as Arthur Clennam

as William Dorrit

as Mr. Pancks

as Little Dorrit

as Mrs. Robinson

as Mr. Tetterby

as The Bishop

as Mrs. Merdle

as Fanny Dorrit

as Duchess

as Tip Dorrit

as Frederick Dorrit

as Mr. Simpson

as Mr. Merdle

as Mr. Chivery

as Flora Finching

as Mrs. Clennam

as Flintwitch

as Mr. Casby

as Mr. Meagles

as Minnie Meagles

as Tite Barnacle

as Daniel Doyce

as Lord Decimus Barnacl...

as Housemaid

as Young Arthur

as Mr. F.'s Aunt

as Mr. Casby's Maid

as Young Flora

as Mrs. Tickit

as Henry Gowan's Mother

as Henry Gowan

as William Barnacle

as Mrs. William Barnacl...

as Rev. Samuel Barnacle

as Richard Barnacle

as Hugh Stilstalking

as Georgina

as Mrs. Ismay

as Clarence Barnacle

as Ferdinand Barnacle

as Discreet Clerk

as Clerk with the Quill

as Mr. Wobbler

as Circumlocution Offic...

as Mr. Clive

as Shabby Footman

as Hesitant Weighty Gen...

as Enthusiastic Weighty...

as Cautious Weighty Gen...

as Little Dorrit as a C...

as Mr. Rugg, Legal Advi...

as Mr. Parker, a Credit...

as Mr. Fogg, a Creditor

as Smiles, Foreman

as Pepper, Apprentice

as Fraudulent Groom

as Fraudulent Groom

as Mrs. Plornish

as Old Nandy, Mrs. P's ...

as Mrs. Greasby

as Broke Tenant

as Broke Tenant's Wife

as Mrs. Tiffin

as Pepper, Apprentice

as Mr. Braddle

as Mrs. Braddle

as George Braddle

as Plornish Children

as Mrs. Tetterby

as Mrs. Kidgerbury

as Plornish Children

as Fiddler's Daughter

as Seller of Secondhand...

as Wife of Seller of Se...

as Shirtmaker

as Shirtmaker's Daughte...

as Mr. Strong

as Mr. Strong's Friend

as Principal Messenger

as Bob, the Turnkey

as Mrs. Bangham, Midwif...

as Mrs. Dorrit

as Dancing Master

as Plornish Children

as Mr. Simpson's Friend

as Herbert Smangle

as Faded Involvent

as Tidily Buttoned Man

as Lucky Skittle Player

as Unlucky Skittle Play...

as Capt. Martin

as Capt. Martin's Frien...

as Rough Fellow

as Gruff Fellow

as Rough Lady

as Mrs. Hurt

as Lady Visitor

as Motherly Lady

as Ruined Speculator

as Doctor

as Drunken Woman

as Tip (age 12)

as John Chivery

as Maggy, Little Dorri...

as Dr. Haggage

as Mr. Battens

as Mr. Mivvins

as Horace Kinch

as Snuggery Gambler

as Old Gambler

as Capt. Hopkins

as Mrs. Hopkins

as Lady by Snuggery

as Bootmaker

as Mr. Dubbin

as Orange Juggler

as Mr. Mortimer

as Mr. Mortimer's Frien...

as Mrs. Pitt

as Knowledgeable Debtor

as Anxious Wife

as Lonely Debtor

as Mr. Cain

as Hotel Porter

as Fanny's Maid

as Butler

as Magnate from the Lor...

as Magnate from the Ben...

as Treasury

as Magnate from the Cit...

as Mrs. Phoebe Barnacle

as Bright Young Gentlem...

as Countess

as Elderly Gentleman

as Physician

as Imposing Gentleman

as Waiter in the Coffee...

as Customer in the Coff...

as Mrs. Chivery, Tobacc...

as Flower Seller

as Mr. Bead

as Narrow-Faced Man

as Pretty Milliner

as Print seller

as Print Seller's Clerk

as Disagreeable Man

as Mr. Jobling

as 3 Thimble Man

as Sir George Wills

as Mr. Wabe

as James Simms

as Greedy-Eyed Old Man

as Sharp Speculator

as Mr. Wrosley

as Boy at Theater

as Stage Carpenter

as Stage Doorman

as Reveller in the Slap...

as Hotel Maid

as Lady in Concert

as Woman at Dance

as Fanny as a Child

as Dancer in Theatre

as Dancer in Theatre

as Dancer in Theatre

as Mr. F's Aunt

as Dancer in Theatre

as Quarreling Debtor

as Quarrelling Debtor

as Old Couple

as Lady in Concert

as Fanny as a Child

as Society Lady

as Dancer in Theatre

as Reveller in the Slap...

as Greedy-Eyed Old Man

as John Chivery at Ages...

as Society Lady

as Dancer in Theatre

as Housemaid

as Woman at Dance

as Dancer in Theatre

as Mr. Fogg, a Creditor

as Little Dorrit as a C...

as Society Lady

as Lady at Concert

as Hotel Maid

as Elderly Gentleman
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Not terribly captivating despite the stellar lineup. I think I have little patience for Dickens translations. I blame reading Bleak House and feeling ill afterwards.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Dickensian England is being described as a manipulative conversion of buffoons and upper class crooks and that adaptation is no exception to Charles' spirit.Edzard keeps a low profile and with the ever-mighty Guinness,the precise decoration of 19th century England,notwithstanding the fading background of alleys,moist corners..the book's rich complexity doesn't wither.

Dimitris Springer

Super Reviewer

The two part 7 hour series was filled with redundancies! It would have been better condensed into one film.

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