David Copperfield (1935)

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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

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  • W. C. Fields in "David Copperfield." 1934 MGM
  • Freddie Bartholomew and W.C. Fields in David Copperfield (1935)
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  • Edna May Oliver and Lennox Pawle in David Copperfield (1935)
  • Lennox Pawle in David Copperfield (1935)
  • Maureen O'Sullivan and Frank Lawton in David Copperfield (1935)

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20 August 2004 | gjames3
| The best cast, best rendition of a classic novel ever.
I've read "David Copperfield" at least a half dozen times. If it's not the greatest novel in the English language, then it's darned close to it. Like any Dickens work, there are plots within plots and scores of major and minor character. With the exception of excluding poor Traddles, this film catches the essence of the story better than any since--and I defy anyone to cite a better movie for casting the right actor with the right character. Of course, W.C. Fields' Mr. McCawber was superb and has been cited time and again as a great characterization, but it's also difficult to fault Basil Rathbone's Mr. Murdstone, Edna may Oliver's Aunt Betsy, Roland Young's Uriah Heep, Freddy Bartholomew's young David, Lionel Barrymore's Mr. Peggoty or Maureen O'Sullivan's Dora Spenlow. As well, George Cukor's direction and period details are top-notch, as is the screen adoption of a very complicated novel. It's simply one of the greatest movies ever made.

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