PG certificateGreat Expectations is a Film programme that first aired in 1946 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Great Expectations is a 4 star programme

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Great Expectations (1946)

Directed by
David Lean

David Lean's adaptation of Dickens' novel centres on the story of orphaned Pip, from his unnerving encounter with escaped convict Magwitch on the bleak Essex marshes to his becoming a gentleman through a mysterious benefactor. With Martita Hunt as the tragic Miss Havisham, Alec Guinness - in his first major screen role - as Herbert Pocket and Jean Simmons, then Valerie Hobson, as the heart-breaking Estella.

Genre: Film

Running Time: 115 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1946

4/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Black and White


John Mills...Pip as a young man
Tony Wager...Pip as a boy
Valerie Hobson...Estella as an adult
Jean Simmons...Young Estella
Image for Bernard MilesBernard Miles...Joe Gargery
Francis L. Sullivan...Mr. Jaggers
Finlay Currie...Abel Magwitch
Martita Hunt...Miss Havisham
Image for Alec GuinnessAlec Guinness...Herbert Pocket
Ivor Barnard...Mr. Wemmick
Freda Jackson...Mrs. Joe Gargery
Eileen Erskine...Biddy
George 'Gabby' Hayes...Compeyson
Hay Petrie...Uncle Pumblychook
John Forrest...Herbert Pocket as a boy