About

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...

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Directed by

David Lean

Written by

David Lean (Screenplay)
Charles Dickens (Novel)
Ronald Neame (Screenplay)
Anthony Havelock-Allan (Screenplay)
Kay Walsh (Screenplay)
Cecil McGivern (Screenplay)

Runtime

118 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

From the Vivid Pages of Charles Dickens' Masterpiece !

Cast

Keywords

london, england orphan based on novel or book 19th century escaped convict spinster charles dickens benefactor

Photos

Lists

#605 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#5 on Top 100 British films BFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White

Oscar nomination for Best Picture

Oscar nomination for Best Director David Lean