David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Director: Delbert Mann Cast: Richard Attenborough, Cyril Cusack, Edith Evans


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This lackluster 1970 version of Charles Dickens' classic novel, David Copperfield (made as a film twice before) turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield (Robin Phillips) as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters are all trotted out in choppy flashbacks as David remembers his life as a young orphan, brought to London and passed around from relatives, to guardians, to boarding school.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2001
UPC: 0787364406098
Original Release: 1970
Rating: NR
Source: Bci / Eclipse
Time: 2:00:00

Special Features

Feature program: "Charles Dickens' David Copperfield"; Classic cartoon: "Have You Got Any Castles?"; Interactive DVD movie trivia game; DVD dictionary; DME rewards program

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Attenborough Mr. Tungay
Cyril Cusack Barkis
Edith Evans Betsy Trotwood
Pamela Franklin Dora Spenlow
Susan Hampshire Agnes Wickfield
Wendy Hiller Mrs. Micawber
Ron Moody Uriah Heep
Laurence Olivier Mr. Creakle
Robin Phillips David Copperfield
Michael Redgrave Mr. Peggotty
Ralph Richardson Mr. Micawber
Emlyn Williams Mr. Dick
Sinéad Cusack Emily
James Donald Mr. Murdstone
Megs Jenkins Clara Peggotty
Anna Massey Jane Murdstone
Corin Redgrave Steerforth
Andrew McCulloch Ham
Alastair Mackenzie Little David
Nicholas Pennell Thomas Traddles
Isobel Black Clara Copperfield
Liam Redmond Mr. Quinion
Donald Layne-Smith Mr. Wickfield
Christopher Moran Boy Steerforth
Kim Craik Child Emily
Helen Cotterill Mary Ann
Jeffrey Alan Chandler Boy Traddles
James Hayter Porter
Gordon Rollings Milkman
Anne Stallybrass Martha
Brian Tipping Boy
George Woodbridge Vicar

Technical Credits
Delbert Mann Director
Malcolm Arnold Score Composer
Peter Boita Editor
Frederick H. Brogger Producer
Dominic Fulford Asst. Director
Ken Hodges Cinematographer
Peter Manley Production Manager
Anthony Mendleson Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Pulman Screenwriter
Alexander Vetchinsky Art Director
Charles Dickens Source Author

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Access
1. Chapter 1 [2:35]
2. Chapter 2 [13:56]
3. Chapter 3 [12:53]
4. Chapter 4 [14:14]
5. Chapter 5 [18:25]
6. Chapter 6 [14:07]
7. Chapter 7 [12:16]
8. Chapter 8 [14:03]

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David Copperfield 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although a bit "choppy" to some, those who are familiar with Dickens' classic novel will find this movie very enjoyable. It sticks fairly close to the book; the acting is quite exceptional; and the basic feel of the movie is true to the original storyline. So, I say, overlook some bad technical work, and give this one a try!