David Copperfield

Synopsis: When David's father dies, his mother remarries. His new stepfather Murdstone has a mean and cruel view on how to raise a child. When David's mother dies from grief, Murdstone sends David to London to work for a living. When David escapes to his aunt Betsey his life starts to get better.
Director(s): George Cukor
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
130 min

A stranger or so makes an agreeable change.

No, no, it won't do.

No price would make it do, no way.

How can you be so aggravated,

you cruel thing?

Not such on as this,

Mr. Copperfield wouldn't have liked.

That I say and that I swear!

Good heavens, you'll drive me mad!

Was ever any poor girl so ill-used

by her servants as I am.

What have you got against Mr. Murdstone?

Is it to be hinted that

I'm lacking in affection

For my precious treasure?

The dearest little fellow that ever was.

Nobody never went and

hinted no such thing.

I'm a naughty mama to you, Davy.

I'm a nasty, cruel, selfish, bad mama.

I don't love you at all, do I?

Yes you do...

I never meant to hurt you ma'am.

I never meant to.

Master David?

Yes, Peggotty?

How would you like to spend a fortnight

with me at my brothers'

At Yarmouth?

It would just be a treat.

Is your brother an agreeable man,


Ah, what an agreeable man he is.

He's a fisherman.

Oh I say, Peggotty.

Oh, and there are the boats and the sea.

Oh oh, but Peggotty,

what will mama do while We're away?

She can't live in this big room

all by herself.

Oh bless you.

Don't you know?

Why, she's going to stay with friends.

Oh'hoho, she'll have plenty of company.

If that's it, I'm ready to go.

Splended, now off to bed.

Goodbye my love.

Goodbye, mother.

Take precious care of him, Peggotty.

What do you think?

Take care of yourself, ma'am.

Drive very safely,

won't you dear Mr. Barkis.

Bye, ma'am!

Goodbye mama!

Goodbye, ma'am!

Goodbye mama, goodbye!

Goodbye, darling!

Goodbye. Goodbye.

Goodbye, David!

Goodbye, mama, goodbye. Goodbye.

Goodbye, my love!


Oh, there's my Am!

Growed out of all knowledge!



Am! So good to see ya!

How are ya?

Who's that one?

That's Ham, her nephew.

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