Cast & Crew
Director : David Lean
Producer : Ronald Neame
Screenwriter : Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Cecil McGivern, Ronald Neame, Kay Walsh,
Starring : John Mills, Anthony Wager, Valerie Hobson, Jean Simmons, Bernard Miles,
The definitive adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic is this one from David Lean, featuring John Mills as the adult version of Pip, an orphan who inherits wealth and status from an unnamed benefactor, and woos the woman of his youthful dreams along the way. The film can be stilted in that 1940s way, most notably during a boxing exhibition in which one fighter has time to apologizing before taking a knockout punch, but Lean does wonders with setting and transforms Dickens' dialogue into something worthy of watching.