Promotional photographs for the film adaptation of Great Expectations starring Jean Simmons, Martita Hunt and Anthony Wager

Description

These stills are from the 1946 film of Great Expectations, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s 1861 novel of the same name. They show the young Pip (Anthony Wager) with Estella (Jean Simmons) and Miss Havisham (Martita Hunt) in Satis House, Miss Havisham’s dilapidated mansion.

The film was directed by David Lean, the director of Brief Encounter. He went on to direct an adaptation of Oliver Twist, as well as Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia.

Full title:
Jean Simmons, Martita Hunt & Anthony Wager - Great Expectations
Created:
23 December 1946
Format:
Photograph / Image
Copyright:
© CINEGUILD, Allstar Picture Library
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© CINEGUILD / Allstar Picture Library

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Allstar Picture Library
Shelfmark:
SSG24950, SSG24951, SSG24952

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