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Director: Noel Langley Perry Gordon     Starring: Hayter,James
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British Cinema-Renown Pictures Literary Classics DVD 1 of 1

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Format: DVD
Sku: 210520595
UPC: 089859851223
UPC 14: 00089859851223
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PICKWICK PAPERS: In 1836 young Charles Dickens was commissioned to write a series of humorous stories about the misadventures of the members of a fictional English social club. Dickens called this organization the PICKWICK CLUB named after his central character one Samuel Pickwick. He and his friends set out on a cross-country journey and through a series of innocent misunderstandings they wind up entangled in a comedy of errors that builds to monumental proportions. The tone of the tale turns serious when Pickwick is briefly consigned to a debtor s prison a place which only Dickens could describe in the full measure of its hopelessness and horror. And only this picture could capture the flavor of this literary classic so tellingly. Pickwick and his friends Snodgrass Winkle Mr. Jingle and all the others come vividly to life enacted by a peerless British cast. Received Academy Award Nomination for Best Costume Design Black-and-White.TOM BROWN S SCHOOLDAYS: Thomas Hughes novel of life in a boys boarding school in the 1800 s comes boldly to life on the screen. At the age of eleven Tom Brown is sent off to Rugby where as his father tells him he likely will see a great many blackguard things. He does indeed. Young Tom receives a good deal of hazing from his classmates but he takes it all in stride until he runs afoul of the school bully the sadistic Flashman. A more despicable villain doesn t exist in English literature or in English movies for that matter. Tom learns the hard way that rebelling against Flashman carries a painful penalty. Robert Newton gives a moving performance as the school s reform-minded headmaster. Some of the filming took place on location at Rugby giving the picture its strong flavor of authenticity.SVENGALI: Trilby O Ferral is drawn to a group in the next apartment listening to the music of Svengali. She meets the men and is attracted to two: Billy a shy sensitive young man who obviously adores her on sight and the dark si


Video Features DVD, English, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: VCI Video
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/24/2009
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2008
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 8512
Video UPC UPC: 00089859851223
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 3

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: B&W and Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info James Hayter
Video Cast Info James Donald
Video Cast Info John Howard Davies
Video Cast Info Robert Newton
Video Cast Info Hildegard Knef
Video Cast Info Donald Wolfit
Video Cast Info Noel Langley - Director
Video Cast Info Perry Gordon - Director

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Hayter,James
Product attributeLabel:   United Home
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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