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      Mr. Quilp

      G 1975 1 hr. 57 min. Musical List
      Reviews A musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' "The Old Curiosity Shop," the film tells the story of Little Nell (Sarah-Jane Varley) and her feckless grandfather (Michael Hordern) who, in hopes of leaving Nell a sizable inheritance, has run up huge gambling debts to a heartless moneylender named Daniel Quilp (Anthony Newley). Quilp eventually seizes the old man's junk shop, forcing Nell and her grandfather to eke out a miserable existence as paupers in the Midlands. Read More Read Less

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      Frances H I loved it! The songs were wonderful! And as a reader of all of Dickens books, I thought it was very faithful to the novel. The cast was great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/19/13 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor Mr. Quilp is neither as charming or as exciting as it would like to be; yet it emerges a partial winner by remaining true to its own darkly Dickensian inclinations. Aug 7, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' "The Old Curiosity Shop," the film tells the story of Little Nell (Sarah-Jane Varley) and her feckless grandfather (Michael Hordern) who, in hopes of leaving Nell a sizable inheritance, has run up huge gambling debts to a heartless moneylender named Daniel Quilp (Anthony Newley). Quilp eventually seizes the old man's junk shop, forcing Nell and her grandfather to eke out a miserable existence as paupers in the Midlands.
      Director
      Michael Tuchner
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Musical
      Original Language
      English