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17th December 2021 by

75th anniversary of David Lean’s ‘Great Expectations’

Regarded as one of David Lean’s greatest films, ‘Great Expectations’, starring John Mills (as Pip), Alec Guinness, Bernard Miles, Jean Simmons and others, was released on 26 December 1946. On the BFI’s list of 100 top films (1999), it reached 5th place. It was the first of two films Lean directed based of Dickens’ novels – the other being Oliver Twist (1948).

Keep an eye out for it as it is usually shown over the festive season and enjoy the tales of orphan Phillip (Pip) Pirrip, convict Abel Magwitch, Pip’s friend Herbert Pocket, eccentric Miss Haversham and her niece, the beautiful but cruel Estella.

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