David Copperfield (1970)

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This lackluster 1970 version of Charles Dickens' classic novel, David Copperfield (made as a film twice before) turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield (Robin Phillips) as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters are all trotted out in choppy flashbacks as David remembers his life as a young orphan, brought to London and passed around from relatives, to guardians, to boarding school.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama , Television
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Studio:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Cast

Wendy Hiller
as Mrs. Micawber
Ron Moody
as Uriah Heep
Laurence Olivier
as Mr. Creakle
Ralph Richardson
as Mr. Micawber
Pamela Franklin
as Dora Spenlow
Michael Redgrave
as Mr. Peggotty
Liam Redmond
as Quinion
James Donald
as Mr. Murdstone
Anna Massey
as Jane Murdstone
Cyril Cusack
as Barkis
Edith Evans
as Aunt Betsy Trotwood
Isobel Black
as Clara Copperfield
Emlyn Williams
as Mr. Dick
Susan Hampshire
as Agnes Wickfield
Corin Redgrave
as Steerforth
Megs Jenkins
as Clara Peggotty
Alastair Mackenzie
as Little David
James Hayter
as Porter
Robin Phillips
as David Copperfield
Nicholas Pennell
as Traddles
Donald Layne-Smith
as Mr. Wickfield
Christopher Moran
as Boy Steerforth
Kim Craik
as Child Emily
Helen Cotterill
as Mary Ann
Jeffrey Chandler
as Boy Traddles
Robert Lankesheer
as Mr. Sharp
Phoebe Shaw
as Prostitute
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½

VERY SLOW MOVING ADAPTATION OF THE CLASSIC DICKENS STORY, INSPITE OF ITS IMPRESSIVE CAST. HEAVY HANDED TREATMENT, CAN'T COMPARE TO THE 1935 VERSION.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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