Great Expectations (1946)

1946 | UK | David Lean | ★★★★★

David Lean's masterful Great Expectations is a stunningly photographed, majestically directed adaptation of the Dickens novel, stuffed with remarkable imagery, memorable set-pieces, and unforgettable performances from John Mills, Valerie Hobson, et al.


"In this Dickens adaptation, orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham, and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella, he discovers that the elderly spinster has gone mad from having been left at the altar as a young woman, and has made her charge into a warped, unfeeling heartbreaker." TMDb

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