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John Hayter is Samuel Pickwick is this delightful filmization of Dickens' seriocomic novel. Mr. Pickwick is chairman of the Pickwick club, a scholarly league operating in mid-19th century London. The club's avowed purpose is to scrupulously study everyday life in England-not to improve or remonstrate, but simply examine, as a scientist would examine life under the microscope. The episodic storyline transports the Pickwicks all over town, from the fashionable digs of ever-in-debt roue Mr. Jingle (Nigel Patrick) to debtor's prison. The Candide-like Mr. Pickwick survives his many experiences (including a duel and breach of promise suit) with the invulnerability of innocence. Nigel Patrick was produced, directed and adapted by Noel Langley, a brilliant, hard-drinking wit who once upon a time had labored on the screenplay of Hollywood's Noel Langley ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:May 5, 1954

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Beatrice Dawson Best Black and White Costume Design 1955 Nominee

Cast

James Hayter
as Samuel Pickwick
James Donald
as Mr. Winkle
Alexander Gauge
as Mr. Tupman
Nigel Patrick
as Mr. Jingle
Lionel Murton
as Mr. Snodgrass
Kathleen Harrison
as Rachael Wardle
Joyce Grenfell
as Mrs. Leo Hunter
Donald Wolfit
as Sgt. Buzfuz
Hermione Gingold
as Miss Tomkins
Hermione Baddeley
as Mrs. Bardell
William Hartnell
as Irate Cabman
Sam Costa
as Job Trotter
George Robey
as Tony Weller
Gerald Campion
as Fat Boy
Walter Fitzgerald
as Mr. Wardle
Mary Merrall
as Grandma Wardle
Max Adrian
as Aide
Joan Benham
Helen Burls
Jessie Evans
Helen Goss
Linda Gray
May Hallatt
David Hannaford
Joan Heal
as Isabel Wardle
Hattie Jacques
as Mrs. Nupkins
John Kelly
Barry Mackay
as Mr. Snubbins
Gibb McLaughlin
as Foreman
Jack McNaughton
Dandy Nichols
Noel Purcell
as Roker
June Thorburn
as Arabella
Cecil Trouncer
as Mr. Justice Stareleigh
John Vere
Alan Wheatley
as Mr. Fogg
Noel Willman
Pamela Deeming
George Rose
Felix Felton
Noel Purcell
as Roker
June Thorburn
as Arabella
Barry Mackay
as Mr. Snubbins
Joan Heal
as Isabel Wardle
Hattie Jacques
as Mrs. Nupkins
Cecil Trouncer
as Mr. Justice Stareleigh
Alan Wheatley
as Mr. Fogg
Gibb McLaughlin
as Foreman
Max Adrian
as Aide

Crew

Noel Langley
Director
Noel Langley
Producer
George Minter
Producer
Charles Dickens
Book Author
Noel Langley
Screenwriter
Wilkie Cooper
Cinematographer
Anne V. Coates
Editor
Fred Pusey
Art Director
Beatrice Dawson
Costume Designer
Harold Fletcher
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