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Great Expectations

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This 1917 filmization of Dickens' manages to pack quite a lot of the complex storyline into a brisk five reels (approximately 60 minutes' running time!) Jack Pickford, Mary's popular actor brother, stars as Pip, the humbled rural youth whose entree into proper society is financed by a mysterious benefactor. Louise Huff co-stars as the bewitching Estella, while Frank Losee plays the brutish convict Magwitch, and Grace Barton is seen as the...more

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