Little Dorrit

United States, 1987

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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.



Christine Edzard


Richard Goodwin

John Brabourne

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Sands Film (Dorrit)







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