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Title The Old Curiosity Shop [videorecording] / PBS Video ; Carnival Films ; produced by Andrew Benson ; screenplay by Martyn Hesford ; directed by Brian Percival.

Imprint Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2009]


Description 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
Credits Director of photography, Peter Greenhalgh ; editor, Tony Cranstoun ; music, Stephen McKeon.
Cast Derek Jacobi, Toby Jones, Sophie Vavasseur, Adrian Rawlins, Gina McKee, Anna Madeley, Martin Freeman, Steve Pemberton, Zoë Wanamaker, Bradley Walsh, Josie Lawrence.
Event Originally broadcast on the BBC in 2007.
Summary Nell Trent lives with her doting grandfather in his London shop. It is a magical place, filled from wall to wall with treasures. Grandfather keeps his nocturnal gambling activities a secret from Nell. He borrows heavily from the evil, profiteering loan shark Daniel Quilp. When Grandfather gambles away what little money they possess, Quilp seizes the opportunity to take possession of their beloved shop. It seems Nell and Grandfather are left only with the option to escape. They fall in with a number of colourful characters, some vilainous and some affectionate. They are on the run from Quilp and his band of misguided money seekers, including Nell's own brother Freddie and his gulible friend Dick Swiveller.
Audience Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen; Dolby Digital stereo.
Language English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Subject Grandparent and child -- England -- London -- Drama.
Curiosities and wonders -- England -- London -- Drama.
Compulsive gamblers -- England -- London -- Drama.
Usury -- England -- London -- Drama.
Brothers -- England -- London -- Drama.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Made-for-TV movies
Fiction films
Film adaptations.
Added Author Benson, Andrew.
Hesford, Martyn.
Percival, Brian.
Jacobi, Derek.
Jones, Toby, 1967-
Vavasseur, Sophie, 1992-
Wanamaker, Zoë, 1949-
McKeon, Stephen.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Old curiosity shop.
PBS Video.
Carnival Films (Great Britain)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 1419876015
Standard No. 883929048809
Music No. 1000045417 Warner Home Video

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