Monday, August 16, 2010

Great Expectations

Valerie Hobson and Jean Simmons in Great Expectations (1946, dir. David Lean)
‘Let me see you play cards with this boy.’
‘With this boy! Why, he is a common labouring-boy!’
I thought I overheard Miss Havisham answer - only it seemed so unlikely -
`Well? You can break his heart.’
-- Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Photo and text via Old Hollywood.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful movie! I think it might be the very best adaptation of a Dickens novel into a film.

    Thank you.