The Old Curiosity Shop

  • 1934
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Lushly produced adaptation of a Dickens tale starring Webster as an old gambler and Benson as his granddaughter. Their lives are ruined when their landlord, a miserly old dwarf played with relish by Petrie, evicts them, forcing them into a life of poverty. Petrie was a renowned character actor who specialized in the odd duck roles. The film was remade in...read more

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Lushly produced adaptation of a Dickens tale starring Webster as an old gambler and Benson as his granddaughter. Their lives are ruined when their landlord, a miserly old dwarf played with relish by Petrie, evicts them, forcing them into a life of poverty. Petrie was a renowned character

actor who specialized in the odd duck roles. The film was remade in 1957 as MR. QUILP.

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