Little Dorrit

United States, 1987

Film
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Set in the 1820’s, Charles Dickens’ Little Dorrit centres upon Arthur Clennam and Amy Dorrit who find love and happiness within Dickens’ restrictive environment. Part 1: Nobody’s Fault. Arthur is a kind but ineffectual man, bankrupt through speculation and in debtors prison where he encounters Amy whose story is told in Part 2: Little Dorrit’s Story. Amy is a tough clear headed seamstress, cheerfully supporting her imprisoned father. Amy works for Arthur’s mother whom she discovers has been denying Arthur’s rightful inheritance. When her father is released from goal, a twist of fate reunites Amy with her gentle admirer and his fortune. Stars Alec Guiness, Derek Jacobi, Joan Greenwood, Roshan Seth, Cyril Cusak and Sarah Pickering as Little Dorrit.

Credits

production company

Sands Film (Dorrit)

co-producer

John Brabourne

Richard Goodwin

Duration

05:44:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303653

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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