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Dickens, Charles

6. Bleak House

Ross Devenish

1985 

Denholm Elliott and Diana Rigg star in Charles Dickens' biting social commentary on 19th century English justice. John Jarndyce (Elliott) rises above a notorious law suit that has devastated others. But tragedy ensues when his young ward becomes obsessed with the labyrinthine case and the intrigue surrounding it. Produced by the BBC.    #S07173 VHS

 

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8. Charles Dickens
Born to a life of obscurity and despair, his genius made him one of the most beloved and influential writers of all time. An A & E Biography. #S30841 VHS

 

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10. The Chimes

 

 

Derek Jacobi narrates this clay animation adaptation of Charles Dickens' story of hope and love. On New Year's Eve, a poor messenger wonders if his life is worth anything. Some heartwarming events and a miraculous dream help him renew his spirit and faith. 2000, 22 mins. #S42190 VHS

 

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11. A Christmas Carol

Edwin L. Marin

1938 

MGM version of the Charles Dickens' classic about a miser who learns to re-think his approach to life. Starring Reginald Owen as Scrooge. He replaced Lionel Barrymore, whose lameness prevented his participation. With Leo G. Carroll, Ann Rutherford and Gene Lockhart. B&W. #S04980 VHS

 

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12. A Christmas Carol

Brian Desmond Hurst 

1951 

Alastair Sim is Scrooge in this wonderful adaptation of Charles Dickens' great story.             #S02660 VHS                    #DV60664 DVD

 

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13. A Christmas Carol

Ralph Levy 

1954 

Fredric March stars as Scrooge in this musical adaptation of the Dickens classic with the long-suffering, good-hearted Bob Cratchit and his ever-optimistic family converting the miserly ways of the miserable Scrooge. With Basil Rathbone. #S00239 VHS

 

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14. A Christmas Carol

Richard Williams

1972 

Richard Williams' Oscar-winning short film was co-produced with Chuck Jones. Narrated by Michael Redgrave and voiced by Alistair Sim, this is an eerie, compelling version of the Dickens classic. The striking, hand-colored pencil rendering look contributes to the beautiful but grim atmosphere of Dickens' writing.

 

  

  

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15. A Christmas Carol

Stan Phillips 

1997 

In this direct-to-video feature, Dickens' classic tale is retold once more in a song-filled version featuring the voices of Tim Curry, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael York and Ed Asner. CC. #S32308 VHS

 

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16. A Christmas Carol (1999, animated)

 

 

The spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future rise again to teach mean old Ebenezer Scrooge the true meaning of the holiday. A feature-length animated adaptation of the Dickens' classic from Bridgestone Media. 1999, 80 mins. #S44072 VHS

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17. A Christmas Carol

 

 

An animated version of Dickens' Christmas classic, appropriate for all ages. 46 mins. #S28090 VHS

 

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18. A Christmas Carol

Clive Donner

1984 

George C. Scott is Scrooge in this excellent version of the Dickens classic. Filmed on location in Shrewsbury, England, the film boasts exquisite Victorian era detail and a superb supporting cast that includes Nigel Davenport, Frank Finlay, Susannah York and Edward Woodward. Director Clive Donner was an editor on the famous 1951 version starring Alastair Sim. Made for television.   #S49188 VHS                  #DV65663 DVD

 

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19. A Christmas Carol

David Hugh Jones

1999 

Patrick Stewart leaves the starship Enterprise far behind him, delivering a wonderful performance as Scrooge in this excellent television adaptation of the Charles Dickens' favorite. Proof that, with the right actors, this holiday chestnut never gets old. The supporting cast includes Richard E. Grant as Bob Cratchit and Joel Grey as the Ghost of Christmas Past. #S44468 VHS
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21. Cricket On The Hearth (1967)
This early Rankin/Bass TV special is a take on the 1845 Christmas fantasy by Charles Dickens, wherein a poor toymaker finds a magical cricket on his hearth one Christmas morning. Cricket Crockett becomes a savior to Caleb Plummer and his struggling family. Voices include Danny Thomas, Marlo Thomas, Roddy McDowall, Ed Ames, Hans Conreid and Abbe Lane.     #S35691 VHS

 Jules Bass 

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22. Cricket on the Hearth

Lorimer Johnston 

1923 

This silent film is based on Charles Dickens' story of young love. A newlywed couple discovers a sign of good luck as they enter their new home--a cricket on the hearth. Featuring Paul Gerson, Virginia Brown Faire, Paul Moore and Joan Standing. #S23109 VHS

 

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23. David Copperfield

Thomas Bentley 

1913 

Charles Dickens' unforgettable tale of an orphan vagabond is touchingly realized in this early, silent, color-tinted film. This is the first feature length adaptation of the literary masterwork.      #S23825 VHS

 

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24. David Copperfield

George Cukor 

1935 

Director Cukor assembled a fine cast to portray the assortment of characters who populate Charles Dickens' epic novel. With W.C. Fields, Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan and Basil Rathbone.       #S03003 VHS

 

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25. David Copperfield

Delbert Mann

1970

Robin Phillips, Susan Hampshire, Edith Evans, Michael Redgrave, Laurence Olivier and Richard Attenborough are among the first-rate cast in this adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale of a re-discovered orphan. This fine tale is full of more heartrending twists than anything written in our own time. #S23104 VHS

 

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26. David Copperfield (Masterpiece Theatre)

Simon Curtis

2000 

Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith top the cast of this fine television adaptation of one of Charles Dickens' most enduring works. Relive the moving story of one boy's journey from birth to adulthood and the unforgettable characters he meets along the way. #S44126 VHS

 

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27. Dickens of London

Michael Ferguson/Marc Miller/Wolf Mankowitz 

1976 

This Masterpiece Theatre mini-series dramatizes the pivotal events in the life of one of England's greatest novelists. Besides his accomplishments as an author, the series portrays his actions as a social reformer, his career as an actor, and the personal triumphs and tragedies that defined his years. Roy Dotrice (Amadeus) stars as the adult Dickens, with Simon Bell and Gene Foad playing the author at younger ages. The teleplay was written by novelist and playwright Wolf Mankowitz, who also directed some segments of the series. Six-volume set. #S36422 VHS

 

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28. Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens

 

 

Reading passages from Our Mutual Friend, A Tale of Two Cities, Martin Chuzzlewit and several other works of Dickens, stage and screen veteran Emlyn Williams brilliantly brought to life both the author and his characters in the popular one-man show that he performed for forty years. This 1983 performance was recorded for television and it captures the late actor at the top of his form, bringing new life to the words of one of the world's greatest storytellers. 120 mins  #S39881 VHS

 

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30. Ghost Stories
These three stories from Dickens' Pickwick Papers are "The Ghost in the Wardrobe," "The Mail Coach Ghosts" and "The Goblin and the Gravedigger." Emerald City Productions. 1988, 60 mins.     #S28266 VHS

 

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31. Great Expectations

Julian Amyes 

1981 

A splendid BBC production of Dickens' famous novel with Gerry Sundquist portraying Pip, the orphan who is smitten by the rich, spoiled Estella. With Stratford Johns, Joan Hickson, Phillip Joseph. 2 parts (5 hours total). #S07177 VHS

 

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32. Great Expectations

 

 

For the first time, Disney tackles Dickens. Bound to have family appeal, this is an award-winning adaptation of Dickens' masterpiece with a strong cast, including Jean Simmons, Anthony Hopkins and John Rhys-Davies.

 

  

  

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33. Great Expectations

Alfonso Cuaron

1998 

Gwyneth Paltrow, Ethan Hawke, Robert De Niro, Anne Bancroft and Hank Azaria star in this modern adaptation of Charles Dickens' timeless novel directed by Alfonso Cuaron (A Little Princess). Desire gives way to passion for two people from different worlds, linked by destiny and fated to touch each other's souls.        #S34571 VHS             #DV65121 DVD

 

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34. Great Expectations

David Lean

1946 

Charles Dickens' classic tale of young Pip and his rise in society is masterfully told by filmmaker David Lean. Oscars were given for cinematography and art direction. The cast includes John Mills, Alec Guinness, Marita Hunt, Jean Simmons, Valerie Hobson and Bernard Miles. B&W.       #DV60892 DVD

 

  

  

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35. Great Expectations (Masterpiece Theatre)

Julian Jarrold 

1999 

Ian Gruffudd, Justine Waddell and Charlotte Rampling star in this finely crafted, television adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel that has captured the imaginations of generations of readers and--through its many film and television incarnations--viewers as well. Relive the great romance between Pip and Estelle, and the great change in fortune that comes to Pip at the hands of a mysterious benefactor. Two-volume set.  #S37953 VHS

 

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36. Great Expectations, 1974
Dickens' novel about the powerful benefactor and the poor man whom he transforms into a respected London businessman is realized with a top cast including Michael York, Sarah Miles, James Mason, Anthony Quayle and Robert Morley.

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42. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, 1947
Cedric Hardwicke in the Dickens tale of a young boy who tries to save himself and his family from a miserly uncle. Director Cavalcanti was active in the film avant-garde of the 1920's, and gives this film style by paying attention to visual design and lighting.     #S00929 VHS

 Alberto Cavalcanti 

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43. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

Jim Caird/Jim Goddard 

1981 

Thirty-nine actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company are presented in this dramatization of Charles Dickens' masterful tale. From Wackford Squeer's Dotheboys to the itinerant theater troupe of Mr. Vincent Crummies, this set of videos offers nine hours of engrossing viewing pleasure. #S23877 VHS

 

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44. Little Dorrit Part One

Christine Edzard

1988 

Christine Edzard's film is a brilliant reworking of the Charles Dickens classic. Brilliant camerawork by Bruno De Keyzer and immaculate sets of John McMillan produce the flavor of Victorian England. Edzard goes to the heart of the novel and makes it new in the story of the pinch-faced, hard-nosed survivor whose belief in herself and in the redemption of humanity forces those about her to survive as well. With an all-star British cast including Alec Guinness, Derek Jacobi, and Sarah Pickering in a brilliant performance as Little Dorrit. Part One: Nobody's Fault. The first part is told from Arthur Clenman's point of view.  #S09595 VHS

 

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45. Little Dorrit Part Two

Christine Edzard

1988 

Christine Edzard's film is a brilliant reworking of the Charles Dickens classic. Brilliant camerawork by Bruno De Keyzer and immaculate sets of John McMillan produce the flavor of Victorian England. Edzard goes to the heart of the novel and makes it new in the story of the pinch-faced, hard-nosed survivor whose belief in herself and in the redemption of humanity forces those about her to survive as well. With an all-star British cast including Alec Guinness, Derek Jacobi, and Sarah Pickering in a brilliant performance as Little Dorrit. Part Two: Dorritt's Story. The story is told from Little Dorrit's point of view. #S09596 VHS

 

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46. Martin Chuzzlewit 

Pedr James

1994 

Perhaps Charles Dickens' most complex tale, this brilliant BBC adaptation has been hailed as one of the best. Martin Chuzzlewit is a wealthy old man. But who will inherit his riches? Paul Scofield, Sir John Mills, Pete Postlethwaite, Tom Wilkinson and Julia Sawalha star in this detailed, rich story of greed. Released in a three-tape set. #S31063 VHS

 

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50. The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1935
Claude Rains and Heather Angel star in this early screen adaptation of the classic suspense story by Charles Dickens. An opium-addicted choirmaster stands accused of murdering his nephew, Edwin Drood. It seems to be a clear explanation for this crime, but many figures appear who also have a reason for wanting Drood dead. #S29519 VHS
 

 Stuart Walker 

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51. The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Timothy Forder

1993 

Based on Charles Dickens' last, unfinished novel, this mystery film shows a corrupt Victorian world dominated by injustice and the resentment it breeds. Edwin Drood vanishes one stormy Christmas Eve. His betrothed, a chaste orphan, joins a choirmaster and a dark young stranger to find the missing man. In this battle between good and evil, passion, lust and intrigue become the weapons of choice.

 

  

  

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54. Nicholas Nickleby, 2000
Charles Dance headlines this lavish television adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale of a penniless young man who must make his way in the world while looking out for his family and confronting the actions of a vengeful uncle and other greedy characters.    #S42869 VHS          #DV67418 DVD

 Stephen Whittaker

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55. The Old Curiosity Shop

 

 

An animated version of the Charles Dickens story about Little Nell and her grandfather and their many adventures in 18th century England. When they are evicted from the Old Curiosity Shop these two brave and optimistic souls must fend for themselves. 1984, 72 mins.

 

  

  

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56. The Old Curiosity Shop

Kevin Connor

1995 

Sir Peter Ustinov, Tom Courtenay and James Fox head a superb cast in this film adaptation of a Charles Dickens classic. Young Nell Trent and her grandfather must escape the evil landlord, Quilp. Together they encounter a colorful range of characters that could only be found in 19th-century England.

 

  

  

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57. Oliver Twist

Frank Lloyd

1922 

Lon Chaney as Fagin and Jackie Coogan as Oliver star in this Charles Dickens classic of a master criminal who teaches children to steal.  #S11456 VHS

 

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58. Oliver Twist

William J. Cowan

1933 

Charles Dickens' great story of the workhouse orphan forced into the criminal world of London pickpockets is notable for its strong performances from Dickie Moore, Irvin Pichel and George Arthur.      #S18189 VHS

 

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59. Oliver Twist

David Lean

1948 

There have been at least a dozen film versions of this classic tale from Charles Dickens of making the best of a bad situation. This one stars Alec Guinness as Fagin, the ruthless head of a crime school for underprivileged British riffraff. John Howard Davies is Oliver. Little Anthony Newley is his best friend Dodger. With Robert Newton, Kay Walsh and Diana Dors. B&W. A terrific film.          #S06236 VHS         #DV60893 DVD

 

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60. Oliver Twist

Hal Sutherland

1974 

Originally released as a theatrical feature, the film was also shown as a prime-time TV special in 1981. In mid-19th-century London, an orphan boy finds he is heir to a large fortune, in this musical adaptation of the Dickens novel. Voice talents include Larry Storch and Davy Jones. #S19429 VHS

 

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61. Oliver Twist

Clive Donner 

1982 

George C. Scott portrays Charles Dickens' most enduring villain in this film adaptation of the famous novel. Oliver suffers all the trepidations of a 19th-century English orphan. His courage and fortitude make him an unforgettable icon of the resiliency of the human spirit. Tim Curry is also featured.

 

  

 

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62. Oliver Twist

Gareth Davies

1985

Charles Dickens' classic tale of a young boy's triumph with Ben Rodska as Oliver Twist. A first-rate BBC production. 2 parts (333 minutes total). #S07178 VHS

 

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63. Oliver Twist

Tony Bill

1997 

Richard Dreyfuss stars as Fagin, Elijah Wood (The Ice Storm) as The Artful Dodger, and Alex Trench as Oliver in this Disney adaptation of the Dickens classic about a poor orphan boy who befriends a neighborhood thief and is thrown into the tough and colorful world of 19th-century London as he searches for his real family. 92 mins. #S33278 VHS

 

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64. Oliver Twist (Masterpiece Theater)

Renny Rye

1999 

In this Masterpiece Theater miniseries, writer-producer Alan Bleasdale broadens the scope of Dickens' classic tale of an orphan in 19th-century England and the characters who influence his destiny. Starring Sam Smith, David Ross, and Julie Walters.   #S51019 VHS1        #S52213 VHS2

 

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65. Oliver!--30th Anniversary Edition

Carol Reed

1968 

The memorable musical version of Dickens' classic tale of the young orphan Oliver Twist and The Artful Dodger seeking their fortune on the streets of London. Winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. With Mark Lester, Jack Wild, Ron Moody and Oliver Reed. Digitally remastered and restored.  
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66. Our Mutual Friend

Julian Farino

1998 

Charles Dickens' sweeping tale of two stormy love affairs that lead to great and terrible consequences is brought to life in this lavish BBC mini-series, filmed on location in London, Kent, the Cotswolds and Wales. The cast includes Anna Friel (The Land Girls), Steven Mackintosh (Different for Girls), Paul McGann (Dr. Who) and Timothy Spall (Secrets and Lies). Three-volume set. #S36060 VHS

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67. The Pickwick Papers

Noel Langley

1952 

A classic adaptation of Charles Dickens' masterpiece about the members of a fictional English social club, the Pickwick Club, featuring a distinguished English cast including James Hayter, Nigel Patrick. #S05221 VHS

 

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74. A Tale of Two Cities, 1935 
For those of you who didn't know, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times and this often filmed classic of Charles Dickens stars Ronald Colman. The two cities are Paris and London and the time is the French Revolution. Splendid MGM production. With Basil Rathbone, Elizabeth Allan and Edna May Oliver.  #S02986 VHS

 Jack Conway

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75. A Tale of Two Cities

Ralph Thomas

1967 

A richly detailed adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel of turmoil during the French Revolution. Dirk Bogarde, Donald Pleasance, Christopher Lee and Dorothy Tutin star in this epic of the storming of the Bastille, the uncountable deaths by guillotine. #S12345 VHS

 

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76. A Tale of Two Cities

Jim Goddard

1980 

A reworking of Dickens' novel about the French Revolution. Chris Sarandon stars in the dual role of a lawyer (and French nobleman) who sacrifices himself to save another man. With Alice Krige, Peter Cushing and Kenneth More. #S18486 VHS

 

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77. A Tale of Two Cities (Masterpiece Theatre)

Philippe Monnier

1989 

An epic Masterpiece Theatre adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel about the events leading to the storming of the Bastille and the birth of the French Revolution. "...a robust, tumultuous, cliff-hangered classic" (Washington Post). With Sir John Mills.          #S15107 VHS          #DV69015 DVD

 

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Elliot, George

1. The Mill on the Floss

Tim Whelan

1936 

James Mason stars in this adaptation of George Eliot's novel of the scandal that erupts when a young woman spends the night with an engaged man. #S00856 VHS

 

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2. The Mill on the Floss

Graham Theakston

1997 

George Eliot's story of Maggie Tulliver and her brother Tom, their life at the mill and Maggie's love for two men. Stars Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves), Cheryl Campbell, James Frain and Bernard Hill. #S32038 VHS 

 

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3. Silas Marner 

 

 

Alison de Vere's animated adaptation of George Eliot's masterly Victorian novel about the fall and redemption of the weaver Silas Marner, a man who loses everything, but regains his strength and identity through a beautiful baby girl. 28 mins. #S16995 VHS

 

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4. Silas Marner

Giles Foster

1986 

Ben Kingsley leads a stellar cast including Jenny Agutter in a beautiful evocation of George Eliot's famous novel, shot in the Cotswold Hills of England. Produced by the BBC. #S03526 VHS

 

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Fielding, Henry

4. Henry Fielding's Tom Jones

Metin Huseyin

1997 

This sexy BBC adaptation stars engaging newcomer Max Beesley as Tom Jones, who, cast from his home and forbidden his true love, must overcome the charms of an older seductress and the sinister plots of a jealous rival to win his inheritance. With Samantha Morton as Sophia, Benjamin Whitrow as the virtuous Squire Allworthy, and Brian Blessed as the crass Squire Western.  #S33426 VHS         #DV61598 DVD

 

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5. Joseph Andrews

Tony Richardson

1977 

Director Tony Richardson (Hotel New Hampshire) adapts another of Henry Fielding's (Tom Jones) attacks on Victorian morals and their inherent hypocrisy. Peter Firth stars as a lowly functionary to Lady Booby (Ann-Margret), whose advances and seductions are rejected in favor of a simple peasant girl. Fielding's novel is purportedly based on Samuel Richardson's Pamela.  #S02538 VHS

 

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9. Tom Jones, 1963
Winner of 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Tom Jones is Tony Richardson's adaptation of Henry Fielding's famous novel
about a mysteriously abandoned orphan who is adopted by the fussy Squire Allworthy, and thus begins a life of bawdy adventure. An outrageous and lusty comedy of 18th-century English life starring the sexy young Albert Finney. Screenplay by John Osborne.  #DV60703 DVD

 Tony Richardson

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Forster, E. M.

5. Howards End

James Ivory

1992 

Merchant/Ivory's wonderfully acted, beautifully constructed adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel about the unconventional love, class stru 

 

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8. Maurice, 1987
James Ivory directs this sensitive film about the love relationship between two men who meet studying at Cambridge in 1910. Based on the
 

 James Ivory 

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14. A Passage to India, 1984 
Judy Davis, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox, Alec Guinness and Victor Banerjee star in David Lean's adaptation of E.M. Forster's celebrated
novel about the clash of Indian and British cultures and classes in 1920's colonial India. This was Lean's final film--an appropriately grand project for the master of the movie epic. Ashcroft won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and Maurice Jarre's score was also rewarded by the Academy. "...so rich in flavor, nuance, and the sheer expressiveness of film that it offers great satisfaction, despite its shortcomings" (Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide).
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 David Lean 

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16. A Room with a View, 1986
Maggie Smith stars in this acclaimed film, based on the E.M. Forster novel, which evokes the manners and mores of an era. A witty, lush
film with Denholm Elliott, Judi Dench and Simon Callow.  #DV64543 DVD

 James Ivory 

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21. Where Angels Fear to Tread, 1991
Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis and Rupert Graves are featured in this lavish adaptation of E.M. Forster's first novel. A British widow
falls in love with a young Tuscan man while on vacation in Italy. Unleashed passion leads to heartache for all concerned.  #S21221 VHS

 Charles Sturridge

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Galsworthy, John

 

2. That Forsyte Woman

Compton Bennett

1949 

Greer Garson and Errol Flynn in the sumptuous screen
version of John Galsworthy's tale of moneyed elite in the Victorian Era. #S15655 VHS

 

1. 21 Days

Basil Dean

1937 

Graham Greene wrote the adaptation of John Galsworthy's play about a pair of lovers (Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh) who share a brief time together before Oliver goes on trial for murder. With Leslie Banks, Hay Petrie, Francis L. Sullivan and Robert Newton.          VHS:  S19875  

 

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Golding, William

1. Lord of the Flies 

Harry Hook 

1990 

Sir William Golding's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic is updated, Americanized and presented in living color. Director Harry Hook (The Kitchen Toto) guides 25 novice, young performers through a compelling and dehumanizing adventure. Golding's message of the thin veneer of civilization remains relatively intact despite references to "Alf" and "Miss Piggy." With Bathazar Getty, Chris Furrh and Daniel Pipoly.
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2. Lord of the Flies

Peter Brook

1963 

Peter Brook's classic adaptation of William Golding's novel about a group of English schoolboys stranded on a desolate island in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust. Tensions and warfare break out over class grievances and social distinctions. Shot on location in Puerto Rico with nonprofessional actors, Brook images the work as a neo-realistic documentary. With James Aubrey, Tom Chapin and Hugh Edwards.     #S18755 VHS    #DV60943 DVD

 

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Greene, Graham

3. Brighton Rock, 1947
John Boulting's first-rate postwar gangster drama is set in Brighton and stars Richard Attenborough as Pinkie Brown. The script was
written by Terrence Rattigan and Graham Greene and based on Greene's novel. Also known as The Young Scarface.  #S26067 VHS

 John Boulting

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6. The Comedians, 1967 
Graham Greene adapted his own novel about "Papa Doc" Duvalier's terror campaign in Haiti. The film focuses on the outlawed rel

 Peter Glenville

 

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7. The End of the Affair (1955)
Deborah Kerr and Van Johnson star in this first screen version of one of Graham Greene's best novels. A wartime affair between a writer
and a married woman consumes them both, even after it has been broken off and the passion has been replaced by resentment. Peter Cushing and John Mills also star. Greene's novel came to the screen again in Neil Jordan's 1999 adaptation.  #S40294 VHS
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 Edward Dmytryk

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8. The End of the Affair (1999)
Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore star in Neil Jordan's fine adaptation of the Graham Greene novel. Forbidden lovers initially kept apart
by the realities of marriage and war find a more serious rift between them after an incident that raises questions of spirituality. Stephen Rea is superb as Moore's husband. "Jordan, who adapted the Greene novel himself before directing the piece with a fluid grace, cast wisely enough to elevate the material off the page and onto the screen with a kind of elegance that few directors can achieve" (Bruce Kirkland, Toronto Sun).  #S
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 Neil Jordan

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9. The Fallen Idol, 1948
In one of his finest performances, Ralph Richardson plays a butler who is idolized by eight-year-old Bobby Henrey. Drawn into the
butler's tangled personal life during a weekend when his parents are away, the boy learns that Richardson is accused of having murdered his wife. Screenplay by Graham Greene from his story The Basement Room.   #S00426 VHS

 Carol Reed

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10. The Fugitive

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13. The Human Factor, 1948
A British double agent, Nicol Williamson, faces a dilemma: either he defects to Russia or he dies. Tom Stoppard adapted Graham Greene's 

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16. Monsignor Quixote, 1985
Sir Alec Guinness stars as Father Quixote, a parish priest and ancestor of the legendary Don Quixote. It is only a matter of time before
he assumes the courage and fury of his demented namesake to "tilt at the windmills" and do battle with evil. Based on a script by Graham Greene.  #S14627 VHS

 Rodney Bennett

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18. Saint Joan, 1957
Graham Greene wrote the screenplay based on George Bernard Shaw's drama, and Jean Seberg made her screen debut as Joan of Arc. With a
superb performance by John Gielgud as the Earl of Warwick. #S01995 VHS

 Otto Preminger

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26. Travels with My Aunt , 1972
Based on the Graham Greene novel of the same name, this film features an all-star cast. Maggie Smith, Alec McCowen, Lou Gossett, Jr., an

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28. Went the Day Well? (1942)
Leslie Banks and Elizabeth Allan star in this World War II drama based on a story by Graham Greene. An advance body of German troops
secretly occupies a village by posing as Royal Engineers. Eventually they are discovered and a bloody battle follows.  #S23816 VHS

 Alberto Cavalcanti

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22. The Tenth Man, 1988 
A fascinating adaptation of Graham Greene's novella. A wealthy French lawyer surrenders his possessions to avoid the Nazi firing squad. #S18488 VHS

 Jack Gold

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23. The Third Man, 1949
Graham Greene wrote the script for Carol Reed's classic film about an American pulp fiction writer's search for the mysterious and
enigmatic war profiteer Harry Lime (a wonderful Orson Welles) in post-war Vienna. The film welds German expressionism, British classicism and American B-movie energy and motion. Anton Karas's haunting zither score is nearly as well known as Welles's extraordinary entrance. With Joseph Cotton, Trevor Howard and Bernard Lee. Award winning cinematography by Robert Krasker. Selected as the Favorite British Film of the 20th Century in a 1999 British Film Institute survey.        #S01327 VHS            #DV63100 DVD

 Carol Reed

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24. This Gun for Hire, 1942
This uncharacteristically dark adaptation of Graham Greene's novel A Gun for Sale stars Alan Ladd as a brutally efficient gunman.

 Frank Tuttle

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Hardy, Thomas

 

1. The Claim, 2000
Bleak and beautiful, The Claim is yet another impressive feature from the versatile and prolific Michael Winterbottom. Based on
Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge, the film is set in 1867 in the heavy snow of the gold-mining country of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Peter Mullan (My Name Is Joe) stars as the unchallenged ruler of the town of Kingdom Come, a man who harbors a terrible secret from his past. When a young, confident surveyor for the Central Pacific Railroad (Wes Bentley, American Beauty) arrives, the future of Kingdom Come suddenly is in question, while the town's quietly brooding monarch slowly succumbs to his great weaknesses. Stunningly photographed by Alwin Kuchler with a superb score by Michael Nyman. Also starring Sarah Polley, Milla Jovovich, and Nastassja Kinski.     #S42558 VHS          #DV62643 DVD

 Michael Winterbottom

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2. Far from the Madding Crowd, 1967 
John Schlesinger directed this first-rate adaptation of the novel by Thomas Hardy about a tempestuous Dorset girl and her profound
influence on three different men--a young cavalry officer, a wealthy landowner and a herdsman. With brilliant performances from Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Terence Stamp, and Alan Bates.  #S11551 VHS

 John Schlesinger

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3. Far from the Madding Crowd (1998)
Based on Thomas Hardy's novel of the same name. Paloma Baeza (The Odyssey) stars as Bathsheba Everdene, a beautiful and proud
young woman with a fiercely independent spirit who ensnares--and almost destroys--three men.  #S34665 VHS

 Nicholas Renton

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4. Far from the Madding Crowd (BBC)
The Snap Theatre of England performs this stage adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic tale of Bathsheba and her three suitors. This
production was filmed by the BBC, with some scenes shot at Hardy's boyhood home. 132 mins.  #S35919 VHS

 

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5. Jude, 1996
Kate Winslet and Christopher Eccleston (Shallow Grave) bring exquisite performances to this haunting adaptation of Thomas
Hardy's Jude the Obscure, the story of an idealistic stonemason's obsession with the perfect woman: his headstrong cousin. "A sweeping film of power, passion and greatness" (Rex Reed).   #S30896 VHS
#DV64839 DVD

 Michael Winterbottom

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6. Jude the Obscure, 1971
Thomas Hardy's scathing indictment of Victorian society in a first-rate BBC adaptation. Jude Fawley is a working-class stonemason who
aspires to the priesthood, but the tragedy of his unrealized ambition is compounded by his tempestuous relationship with Sue Bridehead, herself an outcast for daring to express her sexuality.  #S19090 VHS

 Hugh David

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7. The Master Poets Collection IV:Master Poets Collection IV Boxed Set
Continuing the exciting journey through history's major poets, these programs take us back to England with an insightful look into the
poetry of some of the greatest writers of their era. Includes The Poetical Art of William Blake, Thomas Hardy's Wessex, D.H. Lawrence: A Restless Spirit, and William Butler Yeats: The Heart of Ireland. Four volume set, 120 mins.    #S39375 VHS

 

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8. The Master Poets Collection IV:Master Poets Collection IV: Thomas Hardy's Wessex
Continuing the exciting journey through history's major poets, these programs take us back to England with an insightful look into the
poetry of some of the greatest writers of their era.      #S39372 VHS

 

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11. The Return of the Native, 1994 
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Clive Owen and Joan Plowright are featured in this first-rate adaptation of Thomas Hardy's romantic classic. A
young woman is torn between her love for two men and the vagaries of fate. A BBC telefilm.   #S24392 VHS
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 Jack Gold

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12. The Scarlet Tunic
Thomas Hardy's story The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion is brought to the screen with scenic beauty and strong performances.
Jean-Marc Barr (Breaking the Waves) plays a soldier who falls in love with a woman already engaged to be married ( Royal Shakespeare Company veteran Emma Fielding), and their passionate affair risks the scorn of 19th-century England. Simon Callow co-stars.  #S35584 VHS

 

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13. Tess, 1980
Winner of three Academy Awards, Polanski's interpretation of Thomas Hardy's novel is a beautiful and timeless masterwork destined to be 

 

 

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14. Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, 1998
One of the most memorable heroines in literature comes to life in a stunning new screen adaptation of Thomas Hardy's most passionate
work. Justine Waddell stars as the innocent farm girl seduced by her young aristocrat employer, but in love with a man of her own class. Boxed set includes two videos.       #S34857 VHS

 Ian Sharp

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Huxley, Aldous

 

1. Aldous Huxley: The Gravity of Light, 1996 
A bold look at the "brave new world" as it was seen by the man who coined the phrase -- the great writer and social critic
Aldous Huxley, one of the 20th century's most prophetic thinkers. Director Oliver Hockenhull combines poetic visual effects, computer animation and archival footage to accompany Huxley's writings about the future we now live in and the one we are moving toward more quickly than we ever could imagine. A fascinating challenge to our presumptions and preconceptions about society, sex, religion, drugs and the perils of technological progress.  #S38341 VHS

 Oliver Hockenhull

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2. The Devils, 1971
Oliver Reed is Father Grandier, accused of sorcery by the half-mad nuns of the fortified city of Loudun; Vanessa Redgrave is Sister Jeanne of the Angels, whose own sexual obsession triggers the ferocious events that follow. Based on Aldous Huxley's book.

Great Britain         1971           105 mins.  VHS:  S00334

 Ken Russell

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11. Mother Joan of the Angels, 1960
One of the landmarks of modern Polish cinema, this gripping adaptation of Aldous Huxley's The Devils of Loudun (like Ken
Russell's The Devils), transposes the action to a 17th-century Polish convent, where a priest investigates demonic possession among nuns. But the exorcist finds himself involved in an unavoidable mutual attraction with the Mother Superior. Full of brilliant symbolism, Kawalerowicz weaves a powerful allegory of good vs. evil, chastity vs. eroticism. Polish with English subtitles.  #S22598 VHS

 Jerzy Kawalerowicz

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