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Great Expectations

David Lean
December 26, 1946

Sinopsis


This film is based on the novel by Charles Dickens. A young orphan Pip is given the chance to rise from his humble beginnings to beome a gentleman thanks to a mysterious benefactor.
He uses his new social status to pursue Estella, a spoilt hieress, who he's loved since childhood. The schocking truth as to the true nature of his benefactor and great fortune has devastating consequnces for him and his personal relationships with those around him.

Technical information

  • PRODUCTION YEAR: 1946
  • RUNTIME: 113 mins 
  • PRINTED FILM FORMAT: 35mm 
  • GENRE: Fiction, Drama
  • LANGUAGE: English 
  • FINAL GROSS: $2 million (US rentals)

Technical team

  • WRITERS: David Lean, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Cecil McGivern, Ronald Neame, Kay Walsh
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY: Guy Green, Robert Krasker 
  • STILL PHOTOGRAPHER: Cyril Stanbrough 
  • CAMERA: Robert Huke
  • SOUND EDITOR: Stanley Lambourne, Gordon McCallum, Winston Ryder 
  • DIRECT SOUND: C.C. Stevens, Desmond Drew 
  • FILM EDITING: Jack Harris SOUNDTRACK: Walter Goehr
  • ART DIRECTION: Wilfred Shingleton
  • VISUAL EFFECTS: Les Bowie 
  • SPECIAL EFFECTS: Syd Howell, Douglas Woolsey 

Executive team

  • PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Cineguild 
  • EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/S: Anthony Havelock-Allan, Ronald Neame 
  • CONTRIBUTORS: Anthony Havelock-Allan, Cecil McGivern, Ronald Neame, Kay Walsh, Ronald Neame 
  • DISTRIBUTOR COMPANIES: General Film Distributors (GFD) Ltd 
  • INTERNATIONAL SALES: Universal International

Casting

John Mills, Anthony Wager, Jean Simmons, Valerie Hobson, Alec Guiness, Martita Hunt

Awards/Selections

Academy Awards - Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography (1947)

FILMING



FILMING LOCATIONS



Kent- South-East England
London- London


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