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Great Expectations (1934 film)

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Director  Stuart Walker
Music director  Edward Ward
Country  United States
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Romance
Screenplay  Gladys Buchanan Unger
Language  English
Great Expectations (1934 film) movie poster
Writer  Charles Dickens, Gladys Unger
Release date  October 22, 1934 (1934-10-22) (United States)
Cast  Henry Hull (Abel Magwitch), Phillips Holmes (Pip), Jane Wyatt (Estella), Florence Reed (Miss Havisham), Alan Hale (Joe Gargery)
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Great Expectations is a 1934 adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel of the same name. Filmed with mostly American actors, it was the first sound version of the novel and was produced in Hollywood by Universal Studios and directed by Stuart Walker. It stars Phillips Holmes as Pip, Jane Wyatt as Estella and Florence Reed as Miss Havisham.


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Critics consider this 1934 version far inferior to the classic 1946 version, made in England and directed by David Lean. A notable link between the two movies is that Francis L. Sullivan played the role of Jaggers in both.

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This film differs somewhat from the novel in making Miss Havisham more eccentric than insane. Unlike the novel, she does not wear her bridal veil constantly, does not seem to have really engineered all of Pip's misfortunes with Estella, and dies offscreen of natural causes rather than in a fire.

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  • Henry Hull as Abel Magwitch
  • Phillips Holmes as Pip
  • Jane Wyatt as Estella
  • Florence Reed as Miss Havisham
  • Alan Hale as Joe Gargery
  • Rafaela Ottiano as Mrs. Joe
  • George Barraud as Compeyson
  • Francis L. Sullivan as Jaggers
  • Douglas Wood as Wopsle
  • Forrester Harvey as Uncle Pumblechook
  • George P. Breakston as Pip, as a Child (billed as Georgie Breakston)
  • Harry Cording as Orlick
  • Eily Malyon as Sarah Pocket (billed as Eily Malyan)
  • Anne Howard as Estella, as a Child
  • Walter Armitage as Herbert Pocket
  • References

    Great Expectations (1934 film) Wikipedia
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