The Old Curiosity Shop

Synopsis: Nell Trent lives with her grandfather, the proprietor of the Old Curiosity Shop. Grandfather has a disquieting secret-a gambling addiction fed by high-interest loans from the bully Daniel Quilp. The villainous Quilp wants to get possession of the shop-and Nell. In league with his lawyer Samson Brass and Samson's sister Sally, Quilp seizes Grandfather's assets. But Nell organizes an escape from the shop in the dead of night, and she and Grandfather begin a harrowing odyssey through the English countryside with their nemesis in hot pursuit. Convinced that there is a family fortune to be gained, Nell's brother Fred and his friend Dick Swiveller join in the chase. Meanwhile Nell and Grandfather encounter a slew of eccentric characters, including Mrs. Jarley, who runs a lurid traveling waxworks where Nell and Grandfather earn a meager wage for a brief time. Nell and her grandfather are eventually forced to beg for survival. Will Nell's young friend Kit Nubbles and a mysterious stranger arri
Genre: Drama
93 min

Breakfast! (Stamps foot)


- (Gulls crying)

- (Man shouts)

(Quilp sighs)


You can't keep away from here'

can you noW?

No' sir.

This Way.

Seven pounds spent already.

- What has the old man done With it?

- I do not knoW' sir.

Are you lying to me' Nell?

- No' sir.

- I believe you.

Who Wouldn't?

Such a sweet and honest face.

You're looking pretty today' Nell.

Charmingly pretty.

HoW'd you like to be my Wife?

You already have a Wife' sir.

Mrs. Quilp.



She's a clapped-out creature.


You'll be just the proper age

for me in a couple of years.

What do you say?

I have nothing to say' sir.

Well...think about it.

Be a good girl' noW'

a very good girl' see if you don't come

to be Mrs. Quilp the second of Tower Hill.


Your grandfather' Nell.

He's an astute man of business' isn't he?

I-I suppose so.

All this money I'm investing

by Way of these loans.

- They Will make my fortune' Won't they?

- Might I go' sir?

Grandfather's told me to return

directly I had an answer.

But you haven't one' Nell.

You can't have one

till I'm ready to give it.

You'll come With me.

Come along.

I thought you said We Were

going to see my grandfather' sir.

Have patience' Nell' have patience.

I've a little business to attend to.

- What kind of place is this?

- Mm?

It's a debtor's prison. A place for people

Who borrowed money and never paid it back.

Excuse me.

- (People clamoring)

- (Woman) Mr. Quilp!

Mr. Quilp!

(Quilp) Nell? Nell?

Come along. We don't Want to keep

your grandfather Waiting' do We? (Chuckles)

I tell you again' Grandfather'

I Wish to see my sister.

The one you keep cooped up'

poisoning her mind against me.

You Were given every chance in life.

I brought you and your sister up' alone'

to be decent and honest.

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