Great Expectations

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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Many distinguished names who should have known better lend themselves to what looks like a TV musical version of Dickens' tale, minus the songs. This plodding, charmless adaptation is long on coincidences which become increasingly preposterous. Most notable, however, are the wigs: over a hundred, the press handout revealed. And you can spot every one of 'em. Poor old Joss Ackland's ruins an otherwise good performance (as Joe Gargery). And the same bowl of fruit rests on the sideboard...twenty years later.

Release details

Duration: 124 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joseph Hardy
Screenwriter: Sherman Yellen
Cast: Michael York
Sarah Miles
James Mason
Margaret Leighton
Robert Morley
Anthony Quayle
Joss Ackland
Rachel Roberts
Heather Sears
Andrew Ray
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