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An orphan wends his way from cruel apprenticeship to den of thieves in search of a true home in David Lean’s rendition of Dickens’s classic tale.
1948 | 2 wins including: Best Overall Artistic Contribution (For the art direction)
1948 | Grand International Award
1949 | Nominee: Best British Film
This was the film that made me realize what a great actor Alec Guinness was.
Probably my favorite cinematography of any film, the dramatic sets and camera angles make it so expressive and atmospheric, just masterfully done.
A childhood favourite of mine! It brings back really fond memories. (I never liked Disney but I loved black and white classic movies? Yes, I was an odd child)
An accurate portrayal of London, as far as i can tell, some very good acting ... Good film !
Lean's Dickens adaptations are the reason why I think Victorian London looks best in black and white.
WONDERFULLY vivid portrayal of Victorian London, however I cannot help but feel the characters have been better played. ****
My favorite Dickens film.
Another great Lean adaptation of a Dickens novel. He evokes the Victorian era so well, you can almost smell the dirt on the streets of London, and the desperate world of some of its characters.