The Adventures of Mr. Pickwick (1921)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Fred Volpe is Charles Dickens' bumbling do-gooder come to life in The Adventures of Mr. Pickwick. While on a country outing with his London friends, Pickwick becomes involved with an amorous widow. A breach of promise suit, and a jail term, follows. But, as in the Dickens original, all is set right by "The End" time. From all existing reports, the success of The Adventures of Mr. Pickwick rested solely on the performance of Fred Volpe. Reportedly, the direction and production values were flat and lifeless, all too typical of British silent films.

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breach-of-promise, English [nationality], friendship, landlady, love, man, promise