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FULL SYNOPSIS

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 addled Miss Havisham. So why were two directors credited on Grace Barton Well, it seems that the film's original director, Robert G. Vignola, fell ill a few days before shooting wrapped, compelling Joseph Kaufman to finish the job. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Jack Pickford
as Pip
Marcia Harris
as Mrs. Gargery
Herbert Prior
as Jaggers
Marcia Harris
as Mrs. Gargery
Jack Pickford
as Pip

Crew

Robert Vignola
Director
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