Great Expectations (1981)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 300 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Dickens' oft-filmed novel Great Expectations has been adapted several times for British television. This version was offered as a two-parter in 1980, then distributed to the U.S. in 1981. Gerry Sundquist stars as Pip, a young boy of humble means whose subsequent career in London is subsidized by a mysterious benefactor. Joan Hickson co-stars as the formidable Miss Havisham, who may be Pip's mysterious sponsor, while Stratford Johns also appears in a pivotal role. Running 300 minutes, Great Expectations is currently available as a 2-cassette videotape set.

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benefactor, boy, orphan