The Pickwick Papers (1954)

The Pickwick Papers (1954)

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John Hayter is Samuel Pickwick is this delightful filmization of Dickens' seriocomic novel. Mr. Pickwick is chairman of the Pickwick club, a scholarly league operating in mid-19th century London. The club's avowed purpose is to scrupulously study everyday life in England-not to improve or remonstrate, but simply examine, as a scientist would examine life under the microscope. The episodic storyline transports the Pickwicks all over town, from the fashionable digs of ever-in-debt roue Mr. Jingle (Nigel Patrick) to debtor's prison. The Candide-like Mr. Pickwick survives his many experiences (including a duel and breach of promise suit) with the invulnerability of innocence. The Pickwick Papers was produced, directed and adapted by Noel Langley, a brilliant, hard-drinking wit who once upon a time had labored on the screenplay of Hollywood's The Wizard of Oz.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Drama
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Studio:
Renown Pictures

Cast

June Thorburn
as Arabella
Joyce Grenfell
as Mrs. Leo Hunter
James Donald
as Mr. Winkle
Donald Wolfit
as Sgt. Buzfuz
William Hartnell
as Irate Cabman
Max Adrian
as Aide
Hermione Baddeley
as Mrs. Bardell
Hattie Jacques
as Mrs. Nupkins
Kathleen Harrison
as Rachael Wardle
Athene Seyler
as Miss Witherfield
Hermione Gingold
as Miss Tomkins
Mary Merrall
as Grandma Wardle
Noel Willman
as Mr. Perker
Harry Fowler
as Sam Weller
Nigel Patrick
as Mr. Jingle
James Hayter
as Samuel Pickwick
Raymond Lovell
as Surgeon
Barry MacKay
as Mr. Snubbins
Sam Costa
as Job Trotter
Walter Fitzgerald
as Mr. Wardle
Dandy Nichols
as Lady at Ball
Alan Wheatley
as Mr. Fogg
Lionel Murton
as Mr. Snodgrass
Alexander Gauge
as Mr. Tupman
Jack McNaughton
as Mr. Nupkins
George Robey
as Tony Weller
Diane Hart
as Emily Wardle
Joan Heal
as Isabel Wardle
D.A. Clarke-Smith
as Mr. Dodson
Gerald Campion
as Fat Boy
Cecil Trouncer
as Mr. Justice Stareleigh
Felix Fenton
as Dr. Slammer
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