Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

Director: Christopher Barry Cast: Nigel Havers, Derek Godfrey, Robert James

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Overview

Nigel Havers (Chariots of Fire, Empire of the Sun) heads a five-star British cast including Kate Nicholls and Derek Godfrey, in the 1977 BBC miniseries Nicholas Nickleby, an adaptation of Charles Dickens' seminal 1838-1839 serial. The bittersweet story recounts the passing of Nickleby's (Havers) father, his subsequent impoverishment, and his guardianship under the aegis of the nasty Uncle Ralph, who shuttles Nicholas' mother off to labor in a dressmaking factory and Nicholas himself to a sadistic boarding school, run by the vile headmaster Wackford Squeers (Derek Francis). Nicholas Nickleby became one of Dickens' most beloved works, with its motley band of eccentric Brit characters, and the miniseries does its utmost to preserve the scathing satire of the original. Christopher Barry directs this five-and-a-half-hour presentation.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/02/2006
UPC: 0741952636199
Original Release: 1977
Source: Koch Vision
Time: 5:25:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Nicholas Nickleby
2. Never Surprised [5:45]
3. Fine Beginnings [6:46]
4. A Moral Man [5:43]
5. Sad Times Forgotten [6:13]
6. Done a Kindness [6:59]
7. Purify [5:11]
8. Damnedest [4:39]
9. So Strange [5:30]
10. Another House [4:25]
2. Nicklebum [6:17]
3. Charming Creature [7:31]
4. Shamed [5:15]
5. Beaten [5:53]
6. World's End [6:08]
7. Nice Surprise [:42]
8. Take the Hint [4:46]
9. Monster [4:44]
10. Bound Together [7:11]
2. Private Master [6:52]
3. Lonesome Room [6:20]
4. Damnation Flowerpot [3:42]
5. Regal Pump [6:04]
6. Light and Finery [9:19]
7. Pernicious Snug [2:37]
8. What a Day [6:00]
9. Devilish [3:56]
10. Oh, Pity [6:19]
Disc #2 -- Nicholas Nickleby
1. Blighted Corpse [8:30]
2. What Ain't Proper [4:32]
3. Virtue and Outrage [4:01]
4. Essential Juice [6:15]
5. Old Friends [5:24]
6. Quarrel [6:13]
7. Cucumbers [5:52]
8. Sip the Goblet [5:47]
9. Pigeon Pie [4:10]
1. Properly Excited [6:16]
2. State of Nature [8:07]
3. With This Lady [6:31]
4. State of Singleness [6:52]
5. In the Wind [5:43]
6. Devil's Ways [3:31]
7. Dark Business [5:07]
8. Proper Saving Clause [5:08]
9. Wasted Journey [3:50]
1. Deadly Curse [5:02]
2. Desperately [6:24]
3. Darker Riddles [6:03]
4. Like a Fox [6:07]
5. Happy Dreams [3:57]
6. Sun Has Gone Down [5:00]
7. Dead and Buried [8:03]
8. Trap Door [3:16]
9. The Right One [6:38]

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