As one might expect from Cukor, an exemplary adaptation of Dickens' classic, condensing the novel's sprawl with careful clarity, and yielding up a host of terrific performances from its superb cast. Pride of place, of course, goes to Fields as Micawber, refusing to conceal his American accent, relishing the verbal gems, and for once allowing us to inspect the heart of tarnished gold that lay beneath his crusty exterior. One of those rare things: a blend of Art and Hollywood that actually works.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Hugh Walpole, Howard Estabrook|
Edna May Oliver