Charles Dickens review project

I’ve seen a number of adaptations of the works of Charles Dickens, both for film and for television.  Here will be links to my thoughts on each one:

A Christmas Carol

  • Film 1901 as Scrooge, or Marley’s Ghost
  • Film 1913 as Scrooge (with Seymour Hicks)
  • Film 1923 as Scrooge (with Russell Thorndike)
  • Film 1935 as Scrooge (with Seymour Hicks)
  • Film 1938 (with Reginald Owen)
  • Film 1951 as Scrooge (with Alastair Sim)
  • Film musical 1970 as Scrooge (with Albert Finney)
  • Film 1983 as Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  • Film 1988 as Scrooged (with Bill Murray)
  • Film 1992 as The Muppet Christmas Carol (with Michael Caine)
  • Film animation 2009
  • TV 1949 (with Taylor Holmes)
  • TV musical 1954 (with Fredric March)
  • TV film 1964 as A Carol for Another Christmas (with Sterling Hayden as ‘Daniel Grudge’)
  • TV 1969 – ‘Carry on Christmas’ (with Sid James)
  • TV 1977 (with Michael Hordern)
  • TV 1979 as An American Christmas Carol (with Henry Winkler)
  • TV 1979 as Bugs Bunny’s Christmas Carol
  • TV 1984 (with George C Scott)
  • TV 1988 as Blackadder’s Christmas Carol
  • TV episode 1989 of Storyboard ‘Hunted Down’ (with Alec McCowen)
  • TV 1992 as Brer Rabbit’s Christmas Carol
  • TV 1999 (with Patrick Stewart)
  • TV musical 2004 (with Kelsey Grammer)
  • TV 2006 as Bah Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas

Great Expectations

  • Film 1946 (with John Mills)
  • Film 1998 (with Ethan Hawke)
  • Film 2012 (with Jeremy Irvine)
  • TV film 1974 (with Michael York)
  • TV 1981 (with Gerry Sundquist)
  • TV 1989 (with Anthony Calf)
  • TV 1999 (with Ioan Gruffudd)
  • TV 2011 (with Douglas Booth)

Oliver Twist

  • Film 1922 (Lon Chaney as Fagin)
  • Film 1933 (Irving Pichel as Fagin)
  • Film 1948 (Alec Guinness as Fagin)
  • Film musical 1968, as Oliver! (Ron Moody as Fagin)
  • Film animation 1988 as Oliver and Company
  • Film 2005 (Ben Kingsley as Fagin)
  • TV film 1982 (George C Scott as Fagin)
  • TV film 1997 (Richard Dreyfuss as Fagin)
  • TV 1985 (Eric Porter as Fagin)
  • TV 1999 (Robert Lindsay as Fagin)
  • TV 2007 (Timothy Spall as Fagin)

A Tale of Two Cities

  • Film 1935 (with Ronald Colman)
  • Film 1958 (with Dirk Bogarde)
  • TV 1953 (with Wendell Corey)
  • TV 1980 (with Chris Sarandon)
  • TV 1980 (with Paul Shelley)
  • TV 1989 (with James Wilby)

David Copperfield

  • Film 1935 (with Frank Lawson)
  • Film 1969 (with Robin Phillips)
  • TV 1974 (with David Yelland)
  • TV 1986 (with Colin Hurley)
  • TV 1999 (with Ciaran McMenamin)
  • TV 2000 (with Hugh Dancy)

Hard Times

  • TV 1977 (with Patrick Allen and Timothy West)
  • TV 1994 (with Alan Bates and Bob Peck)

Bleak House

  • TV 1985 (with Diana Rigg and Denholm Elliott)
  • TV 2005 (with Gillian Anderson and Denis Lawson)

The Pickwick Papers

  • Film 1913 (with John Bunny)
  • Film 1952 (with James Hayter)
  • TV 1985 (with Nigel Stock)

Little Dorrit

  • TV 1988 (with Derek Jacobi and Alec Guinness)
  • TV 2008 (with Matthew McFadyen and Tom Courtenay)

Our Mutual Friend

  • TV 1976 (with John McEnery and Lesley Dunlop)
  • TV 1998 (with Steven Mackintosh and Keeley Hawes)

Nicholas Nickleby

  • Film 1947 (with Derek Bond)
  • TV 1977 (with Nigel Havers)
  • TV 1982 (with Roger Rees)
  • TV 2001 (with James D’Arcy)
  • Film 2002 (with Charlie Hunnam)

The Old Curiosity Shop

  • Film 1934 (with Elaine Benson and Ben Webster)
  • TV 1979 (with Natalie Ogle and Sebastian Shaw)
  • TV 1995 (with Tom Courtenay as Quilp)
  • TV 2007 (with Derek Jacobi and Toby Jones)

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • Film 1935 (with Claude Rains)
  • TV 2012 (with Matthew Rhys)

Martin Chuzzlewit

  • TV 1994 (with Paul Scofield)

Dombey and Son

  • TV 1983 (with Julian Glover and Lysette Anthony)

Barnaby Rudge

  • TV 1960 (with John Wood)

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