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Mr. Quilp (1975)

The Old Curiosity Shop (original title)
A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.

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Michael Tuchner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Newley ... Daniel Quilp
David Hemmings ... Richard Swiveller
David Warner ... Sampson Brass
Michael Hordern ... Grandfather / Edward Trent
Paul Rogers ... Henry Trent
Jill Bennett ... Sally Brass
Sarah-Jane Varley Sarah-Jane Varley ... Little Nell
Sarah Webb Sarah Webb ... Duchess
Mona Washbourne ... Mrs. Jarley
Yvonne Antrobus Yvonne Antrobus ... Betsy Quilp
Peter Duncan Peter Duncan ... Kit Nubbles
Windsor Davies ... George
Phil Davis ... Tom Scott (as Philip Davis)
David Battley ... Codlin
Ronald Lacey ... Harris
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A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.

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Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Quilp See more »

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Reader's Digest See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Anthony Newley's last major film. See more »

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Version of The Old Curiosity Shop (1911) See more »

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Best version is Mr Quilp
28 December 2000 | by tony.whittakerSee all my reviews

As a Newley fan I enjoyed watching Mr Quilp when shown of British Television in 1984. Recently I purchased a copy of the USA version "The Old Curiosity Shop" which is basically Mr Quilp with cuts. (Two songs cut and several character sequences omitted). In my opinion, the best number in the film is "Every Dog Has His Day" in which Quilp realises he has been cheated, and an almost slapstick sequence provides light relief in this otherwise solemn story. The USA version omits this song, and as a result throws the film out of balance. The musical director for the film is Elmer Bernstein, who provides excellent musical accompaniment.


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