The Pickwick Papers

Synopsis: The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly encounter the friendly but disreputable Mr. Jingle, who becomes a continual source of trouble for all who know him. Pickwick himself is the victim of a number of misunderstandings that bring him both embarrassment and problems with the law.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Noel Langley
Production: Renown Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
109 min

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In the year 1836, Messrs. Chapman and Hall, the

publisher, paid the vast sum of 14 pounds a month to


comparatively obscure young journalist of 24 years

of age

to write a series of comic adventures around an

imaginary club and the misadventures of its


His name was Charles Dickens, and he obliged by


The Pickwick Club, forthwith bestowing immortal

fame upon

this little gentleman you now see before you, Mr.


Pickwick himself. So now pray silence for his noble


poetic fellow Pickwickian and club secretary, Mr.



In view of the success of the paper just read to us


our honorable chairman, Mr. Samuel Pickwick,


Speculations on the Source of the Hampstead Ponds

With Some

Observations on the Theory of Tittlebats, I wish to


the motion that he should now enlarge his sphere of

observation by journeying forth into the Length and

breadth of England accompanied by Mr. Tracy

Tupman, the club authority on matters of romantic


Mr. Nathaniel Winkle, the all-round sportsman of the

group, and myself.

I second this motion.

Mr. Wardle?

As a guest of this distinguished club, I hereby

extend my hospitality to Mr. Pickwick when so ever his

explorations take him to Kent, where I'LL insist on

him putting up at Dingley Dell Farm as my honored


Mrs. Leo Hunter.

Thank you. And as another honored guest, I hereby

extend my invitation to Mr. Pickwick when his Literary

pilgrimage brings him to Etonsville, at which time I

shall arrange one of my celebrated Literary

breakfasts in his honor.

Here, here.

Well, off they go, Mrs. Bardell. Good-bye, my fine

Little lad.

Good-bye, Mr. Pickwick.

Good-bye, Mrs. Bardell.

Good-bye, Mr. Pickwick, and a safe journey.

Thank you, thank you.

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Ah, cabman, to the Golden Cross.

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How old is that horse, cabman?

42? Extraordinary. I really must make a note of

that for our next meeting of the club. But does he


suffer from fatigue?

Only when we take him out of the cab. Then he


falls down. But when he's in it, we bear him up very


and take him in when it's cold, and we got a pair of


prize wheels on, so that when he moves, they run

after him.

He has to keep up, he can't help it.

Bless my soul. Verification cab number 924.

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Mr. Tupman, Mr. Snodgrass, Mr. Winkle

Mr. Pickwick. ALL ready for fay eh? Here's your fare.

That for your shilling and I request the pleasure of

fighting you for it. Come on, stick up your hands.


Must be mad.

Or drunk.

Or both.

Come on, all four of you.

Control yourself.

Here's the lot. Go to work on him, Sam.

What's the wrap?

Would you believe as a company informer that a


would use a man's cab and not only take his number


but every word he says in the bargain?

Did he now?


Yes, he did. Then agitates me into assault and

then gets three witnesses here to prove it. I'LL get

even with him, even if I do six months. Come on.

Stay! Hold! Desist! Enough! What's the commotion?

My dear sir, my name is Pickwick. Samuel Pickwick.

I'm chairman of the Pickwick club of which these


happen to be honored members and my friends. I

was merely

making a few notes on the extreme age and singular

habits of this cabman's horse, it being our custom in

the club to collect and comment about anything we

find particularity interesting, when he without

any -

He's an informer.

What? Respected gentleman. Know him Well.

What's your number?

Take some off 924, before I... License. None of your

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