Cinema: Two from Britain

The Pickwick Papers (Renown; Mayer-Kingsley). The movies have already made 26 films based on Charles Dickens' works. This 27th, the first full-length picture made from The Pickwick Papers, is a nimble scamper through that intricate and delightfully interminable literary labyrinth.

Most of the book's main characters are intact—Messrs. Pickwick, Winkle, Tupman and Snodgrass, the indomitable Sam ("The world is wery full of willains") Weller, the scapegrace Jingle, Mr. Wardle ("Joe? Drat that boy! He's asleep again!"), Serjeant Buzfuz, Mrs. Bardell, the pettifogging Dodson & Fogg. Most of the main "adventures in the course...

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