David Copperfield


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Abused by his cruel stepfather (Basil Rathbone) after his mother dies, young David Copperfield (Freddie Bartholomew) first finds shelter in the convivial home of Mr. Micawber (W.C. Fields) and later grows up under the protection of his kindhearted Aunt Betsey (Edna May Oliver). As an adult, David meets the beautiful Agnes Wickfield (Madge Evans) and attempts to free her struggling family's business from villainous blackmailer Uriah Heep (Roland Young) and his henchmen.

Release details

Release date: Tuesday January 8 1935
Duration: 130 mins

Cast and crew

Director: George Cukor
Screenwriter: Hugh Walpole, Howard Estabrook
Cast: Freddie Bartholomew
Frank Lawton
WC Fields
Roland Young
Edna May Oliver
Basil Rathbone
Maureen O'Sullivan
Lionel Barrymore
Lewis Stone
Lennox Pawle
Elsa Lanchester