Synopsis: Pip, a good-natured, gullible young orphan, lives with kind blacksmith Joe Gargery and his bossy, abusive wife ‘Mrs. Joe’. When the boy finds two hidden escaped galley convicts, he obeys under -probably unnecessary- threat of a horrible death to bring the criminals food he must steal at peril of more caning from the battle-ax. Just when Pip fears to get it really good while they have guests, a soldier comes for Joe who takes Pip along as assistant to work on the chains of escaped galley-convicts, who are soon caught. The better-natured one takes the blame for the stolen food. Later Pip is invited to became the playmate of Estelle, the equally arrogant adoptive daughter of gloomy, filthy rich Miss Havisham at her estate, who actually has ‘permission’ to break the kind kid’s heart; being the only pretty girl he ever saw, she wins his heart forever, even after a mysterious benefactor pays trough a lawyer for his education and a rich allowance…
Great expectationsDrama by David Lean United Kingdom 1946 - 118min Production: Denham Studios Cast: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager
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Talk about classics; this is one that never waivers. I remember reading this in American Literature class 30 years ago, it still stands alone as a “favorite of mine”. I wish I didn’t have to find a job, just to sit around and watch classics would be so wonderful….