The New Pictures, May 26, 1947

Great Expectations (Rank; Universal-International) is one more proof that the movies can make a fine, thoroughly intelligent translation of a literary classic. In Henry V, Laurence Olivier and his British associates showed for the first time how beautifully Shakespeare can be brought to the screen. In Great Expectations, Britain's Director David Lean (rhymes with keen) and associates have done just as handsomely by Charles Dickens.

The makers of Great Expectations had a magnificent story to begin with, and characters almost as magically compelling, in their peculiar way, as Shakespeare's. Yet both characters and story...

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