Great Expectations Poster

Release Date: 1946

DVD Release Date: January 12th, 1999

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
In this Dickens adaptation, orphan Pip (John Mills) discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers (Francis L. Sullivan) that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham (Martita Hunt), and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella (Valerie Hobson), 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 a warped, unfeeling heartbreaker.

Cast: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Bernard Miles, Francis L. Sullivan, Finlay Currie, Martita Hunt, Tony Wager, Jean Simmons

Director: David Lean

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Cineguild

Keywords: Growing up, Office, Melodramatic, Quest, London


Winner Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay)
Winner Cinematography (Black-and-White)