David Copperfield
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David Copperfield
The definitive Hollywood version of Charles Dickens's 1850 story of a young English boy, who, despite being despised by his stepfather, succeeds in overcoming early years of poverty. While no film can fully convey the detail and depth of a Dickens novel, George Cukor's version, perhaps more than any other, captures the spirit of the author's words. Freddie Bartholomew is endearing as the young Copperfield, and the large cast includes a priceless turn by W.C. Fields as Micawber, in a role that surprised audiences accustomed to his vaudeville persona. In another standout performance,… More

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"George Cukor's oscar-nominated screen version of the Dickens classic novel is lavishly mounted and extremely well acted by W. C. Fields and the rest of the cast"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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