Great Expectations

Synopsis: Pip, a good-natured, gullible young orphan, lives with kind blacksmith Joe Gargery and his bossy, abusive wife 'Mrs. Joe'. When the boy finds two hidden escaped galley convicts, he obeys under -probably unnecessary- threat of a horrible death to bring the criminals food he must steal at peril of more caning from the battle-ax. Just when Pip fears to get it really good while they have guests, a soldier comes for Joe who takes Pip along as assistant to work on the chains of escaped galley-convicts, who are soon caught. The better-natured one takes the blame for the stolen food. Later Pip is invited to became the playmate of Estelle, the equally arrogant adoptive daughter of gloomy, filthy rich Miss Havisham at her estate, who actually has 'permission' to break the kind kid's heart; being the only pretty girl he ever saw, she wins his heart forever, even after a mysterious benefactor pays through a lawyer for his education and a rich allowance, so he can become a snob in London, by now 'a
Director(s): David Lean
Production: Universal Pictures
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

Stop him!

Hello, young thief.

I couldn't help it, sir.


- You brought no one with you?

- No, sir.

- No one followed you?

- No, sir.

- What's in the bottle, boy?

- Brandy.

I think you've got the ague, sir.

I'm much of your opinion, boy.

- I'm glad you enjoy it.

- Hm?

- I said, I'm glad you enjoy it.

- Thank you, boy, I do.

Aren't you going

to leave any of it for him?

- Him? Who's him?

- The young man you spoke of.

Oh, him. He don't want no food.

He looked as if he did.

Looked? When?

- Just now.

- Where?

Over there.

Did you notice anything about him?

He had a big scar on his face.

- Not here?

- Yes, there.

Give us hold of that file, boy.

If you're not wanting me, sir,

we have company for dinner

- and my sister will be up early.

- Thank you, boy. Thank you.

This boy ought to be truly grateful,

ma'am, for this princely dinner.

Do you hear Uncle Pumblechook?

Be grateful.

- Why are the young never grateful?

- Naturally vicious.

- True, true.

- Now, to finish with...

I want you all to taste a delicious gift

from Uncle Pumblechook.

It's a pie. A savory pork pie.

A savory pork pie!

Let's have a cut of this pie, Mrs. Joe,

and we'll try to do it justice.

Clean plates. Cold.

I always say

a bit of savory pork pie

will lay atop of anything you may care

to mention and do no harm.

- What's the matter?

- Nothing, sir.

I should think not. Enjoying yourself

with your elders and betters,

improving yourself

with their conversation.

Now then, son.

Where do you think you're off to?

Oh, excuse me, but I'm on a chase

in the name of the King.

- I want the blacksmith.

- And what might you want him for?

Missus, speaking for myself

I should reply,

for the honor

of his fine wife's acquaintance.

Speaking for the King I answer,

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