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.

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Credits

director

Christine Edzard

co-producer

John Brabourne

Richard Goodwin

production company

Sands Film (Dorrit)

Duration

05:44:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303653

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q3211521

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