Great Expectations (Criterion Collection) (1946)
Perhaps the finest filmic translation of Dickens, this richly-layered drama stars John Mills as Pip, the young man who mysteriously comes into money and attempts to live up to his benefactor's expectations. Alec Guinness is Mills' best friend, and the cast includes Valerie Hobson, Francis Sullivan, Finlay Currie, and Martita Hunt as Miss Havisham; directed by David Lean. 118 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailer.
Academy Award ®
Winner: Best Cinematography (Black and White), Best Interior Decoration (B&W)
Nominee: Best Picture, Best Director (David Lean), Best Screenplay