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  • Great Expectations

    Directed by David Lean • 1946 • United Kingdom
    Starring John Mills, Finlay Currie, Martita Hunt

    One of the great translations of literature into film, David Lean’s GREAT EXPECTATIONS brings Charles Dickens’s masterpiece to robust on-screen life. Pip, Magwitch, Miss Havisham, and Estella populate...

  • Oliver Twist

    Directed by David Lean • 1948 • United Kingdom
    Starring Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh

    Expressionistic noir photography suffuses David Lean’s OLIVER TWIST with a nightmarish quality, fitting its bleak, industrial setting. In Dickens’ classic tale, an orphan wends his way from cruel appr...

  • Last Holiday

    Directed by Henry Cass • 1950 • United Kingdom
    Starring Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell

    Told by his doctor he has no more than a few months to live, drab British workingman George Bird (Alec Guinness) decides to spend his savings on lodging at a seaside resort. Once there, however, he finds his...