In this Dickens adaptation, orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham, and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella, he discovers that the elderly spinster has gone mad from having been left at the altar as a young woman, and has made her charge into a warped, unfeeling heartbreaker.

  1. David Lean

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Charles Dickens


  3. Cecil McGivern


  4. Ronald Neame


  5. Anthony Havelock-Allan


  6. Kay Walsh


Top Billed Cast

  1. John Mills

    John Mills


  2. Tony Wager

    Tony Wager

    Young Pip

  3. Valerie Hobson

    Valerie Hobson


  4. Jean Simmons

    Jean Simmons

    Young Estella

  5. Bernard Miles

    Bernard Miles

    Joe Gargery

Full Cast & Crew

Great Expectations
Great Expectations


Status Released

Release Information

  • December 26, 1946


    No rating information.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 58m

Budget -

Revenue -



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