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The Old Curiosity Shop (1934)

Approved | | Drama | 21 December 1935 (USA)
A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ben Webster ...
Elaine Benson ...
Hay Petrie ...
Quilp
Beatrix Thomson ...
His Wife
...
Sampson Brass (as Gibb Mc.Laughlin)
Lily Long ...
Sally Brass
Reginald Purdell ...
Dick Swiveller
Polly Ward ...
'The Marchioness'
James Harcourt ...
The Single Gentleman
J. Fisher White ...
The Schoolmaster (as J. Fisher-White)
Dick Tubb ...
Codlin
Roddy Hughes ...
Short
Amy Veness ...
Mrs. Jarley
Peter Penrose ...
Kit
Vic Filmer ...
Tom Scott
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An elderly shop-keeper and his grand-daughter are threatened by the rich, mean-spirited dwarf Quilp, and decide to flee across England to escape him. They are pursued both by Quilp and by the shop-keeper's long-lost brother, who wants to find them for a different reason. Written by Snow Leopard

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Charles Dickens' The Old Curiosity Shop  »

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(AmBIPhone Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although Thomas Bentley filmed several Dickens adaptations, this was his only talkie. See more »

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The shadows of the camera, the cameraman and camera stand can be seen in the opening scene as the Bristol Mayfair pulls away. See more »

Crazy Credits

Closing credits epilogue: "Such are the changes Which a few years bring about, And so do things pass away Like a tale that is told"

CHARLES DICKENS See more »

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Version of The Old Curiosity Shop (1911) See more »

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Prelude in c minor
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged by Herman Finck
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Lily Long My Great Aunt
12 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Thank you for all your reviews, I haven't yet seen the film. My Great Aunt was Lily Long (Ada Lillian Gorman) and I'm so excited to see that I can buy this film i believe on Amazon? Could anyone advise me as to the best place to purchase the film from comments have been very help full and its wonderful to see so many folk have watched this old movie, especially as it is quite along film. There are some good actors in it and although Lily Long possibly has a small part as Sally, its going to be amazing to see her 'in the flesh', so to speak. So understand this is the first Charles Dickens story to be put on screen, would I be correct in thinking this? Kind Regards, Sherry


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