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Great Expectations

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1934 October, 22
100 minutes
Drama / Romance
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Nine year-old orphan 'Pip' Pirrip lives with his harridan older sister and her hen-pecked but good-natured blacksmith husband Joe Gargery in rural, Regency-Period Britain. While visiting his mother's grave near the moors, Pip is set upon by Abel Magwitch, an escaped convict from a prison ship whose intimidating appearance causes Pip to steal food and drink from the Gargeries on his behalf. Although Magwitch had initially threatened Pip, a bond quickly forms between the hardened criminal and the boy, so when the convict is recaptured, he admits to stealing the food, but does not implicate his young accomplice. Shortly thereafter Pip receives an invitation from Mrs. Havisham, a wealthy recluse living in a crumbling mansion to play with her niece Estella. He finds her haughty and cruel but becomes attracted to her beauty as his visits continue. Some time later the Gargeries receive a visit from the condescending lawyer Mr. Javers, who offers Pip an education and allowance that will allow Pip to be free of the grinding poverty of rural England and give him access to the opportunity and sophistication that only London can offer, all at the expense of an anonymous benefactor. As Pip grows to be a young man, he naturally contemplates his sponsor's identity and wonders if it may be the wealthy Miss Havisham. - IMDb

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Des Sträflings Lösegeld Germany
Eines Sträflings Lösegeld Austria
Fången från djävulsskeppet Sweden
Il forzato Italy
A Grande Expectativa (alternative title) Brazil
Store Forventninger Denmark
Uma Grande Expectativa Brazil

Children's Cast:

George P. Breakston [14] Pip, as Child
Jackie Searl [13] Herbert Pocket , as a child
Anne Howard [9] Estella, as a child

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