David Copperfield (1970)
Film / Adaptation / Drama / Made-For-TV / Foreign
Directed by Delbert Mann
Cast: Dame Edith Evans, Susan Hampshire, Sir Richard Attenborough, Michael Redgrave, Sir Ralph Richardson and Sir Laurence Olivier
Country: Great Britain
Delbert Mann's TV movie of David Copperfield is unique among film adaptations in that it tells the entire story from a series of flashbacks rather than an ongoing narrative. It works extremely well, adds to the emotional punch of the entire story, further illuminates Dickens' wonderful characters and is aided by a haunting musical score by composer Malcolm Arnold.
It also boasts a fabulous cast including Dame Edith Evans, Susan Hampshire, Richard Attenborough, Ron Moody, Wendy Hiller, Lawrence Olivier and Sir Ralph Richardson. A veritable who's who of the finest British actors of the 20th century!
Actors: Richard Attenborough, Laurence Olivier, Michael Redgrave