The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

Roger Rees
Director: Jim Goddard Cast: Roger Rees
Roger Rees
, Emily Richard
Emily Richard
, David Threlfall
David Threlfall
Jim Goddard


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Filmed in 1982, this Tony award winning production of Charles Dickens classic Nicholas Nickleby clocks in with an intimidating running time of nine hours, though it is considered to be one of the best adaptations of the original novel. Roger Rees plays the young Nicholas, who, along with his mother (Jane Downs), and sister (Emily Richard), are forced to seek financial assistance from Nicholas's smarmy uncle (John Woodvine). Ralph does provide Nicholas with a job, but it may have been kinder to leave him on the street--the school he has been sent to work for is run by a sadistic schoolmaster who delights in savagely beating his students. Nicholas leaves the school alongside Smike (David Threlfall), a limping, crooked-backed little boy who had been victim to much of the school's abusive policies. Once unemployed, Nicholas must find a way to to protect his family and come to terms with his own complicated emotions. ~ Tracie Cooper

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/2014
UPC: 0773848600830
Original Release: 1982
Rating: NR
Source: Vei
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 5:00:00
Sales rank: 36,577

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
1. Episode One [1:55]
1. Episode Two [2:24]
1. Episode Three [13:16]
Disc #2 -- The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
1. Episode Four [1:26]
1. Episode Five [6:57]

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