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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.
The novel was set in the 1820s, although the film appears to be set later as Micawber refers to "Her Majesty's marines".
David Copperfield as a child:
Our Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be they name for bringing me here. And, please, I don't want anyone to take me away. Please, God, please may I have a home now - like Mama and I had once.
David Copperfield as a child: And let no boys be homeless. I'm sorry, God, I'm very ...
Micawber, an Englishman, speaks with an American accent (see trivia).
The main title of the film shows the novel's full, extended title: "The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger", rather than the title by which it is more popularly known, "David Copperfield". Poster advertising for the film, as well as reviews and all popular references to it, used the shortened title, as did later television listings for it.
Also shown in a computer colorized version.