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Great Expectations (1974)

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director:

Joseph Hardy

Writers:

Sherman Yellen (screenplay), Charles Dickens (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael York ... Pip
Sarah Miles ... Estella
James Mason ... Magwitch
Margaret Leighton ... Miss Havisham
Robert Morley ... Pumblechook
Anthony Quayle ... Jaggers
Joss Ackland ... Joe / Joe Gargery
Rachel Roberts ... Mrs. Joe / Mrs. Gargery
Heather Sears ... Biddy
Andrew Ray Andrew Ray ... Pocket / Herbert Pocket
Simon Gipps-Kent Simon Gipps-Kent ... Pip / Young Pip
James Faulkner ... Bently Drummle
Sam Kydd ... Scarred Convict
Peter Bull ... Wemmeck
John Clive John Clive ... Mr. Wopsle
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Storyline

Charles Dickens' classic tale of Pip, a poor orphan who befriends an escaped convict and who grows up in the company of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham, and her haughty young ward, Estella. Pip learns the rewards of both vindictiveness and gratitude as a result of these events. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Büyük umutlar See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Showtime)

Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby System Noise Reduction - High Fidelity Optical Sound Track)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Previous to this film, Maurice Jarre scored another Sarah Miles film: Ryan's Daughter (1970) directed by David Lean. Lean directed the quintessential version of Great Expectations (1946) in 1946. See more »

Quotes

Jaggers: [to Pip] For whose sake would you reveal this?...
Pip: For Estella's sake! If Drummle knew, he'd never marry her!
Jaggers: Ah, you'd save her, is that it? You'd drag her into disgrace after twenty years? She's chosen her own life and Drummle - remember that! Oh, if you must save someone, I think you might look a little closer to home.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: The Beginning 1830 See more »

Alternate Versions

The version shown in the U.S. was cut to 103 minutes to make room for commercials. The European version, meant for movie theatres, is more than twenty minutes longer. As of 2010, the full-length European version has begun to be shown on cable TV in the U.S. See more »

Connections

Version of Festival: Great Expectations (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Good King Wenceslas
(uncredited)
Traditional tune, lyrics by John M. Neale and Thomas Helmore
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Simon Gipps- Kents' best work to date
27 February 2011 | by naomienglandSee all my reviews

I saw this years ago back in 1994. The movie has always stayed with me it holds a special part in my heart. Simon Gipps-Kents beauty just took my breath away. Everything Simon Gipps-Kent says and does turns into gold. This boy should got a award but didn't. What makes Simon Gipps-Kent so bloody great is his facial expressions.

He plays Pip, Pip is a poor boy thats had a hard life. His parents died when just a little child. His friends take him to visit Miss Havishem. Miss Havishem is very strange. When Pips firsts see her if asks people "Is she mad"? Miss Havisem lets play with the daughter Estella of course, Miss Havishem encourage Estella. I love the erotic undertones this movie has you wouldn't expect but is has. "You may kiss me if you like" Estella asks Pip indeed kisses her. It is the best kiss I have ever seen in a movie! When Miss Havisham asks Estella if Estella likes Pip Estella makes a cute response. I can't tell you because I can't give to much away. Then Pip grows up and thats the end of the movie. Simon Gipps-Kent died of a drug overdose. RIP


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