Great Expectations (1917 film)

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Great Expectations
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Theatrical poster for Great Expectations (1917)
Directed by Robert G. Vignola
Paul West
Written by Charles Dickens (novel)
Paul West
Starring Jack Pickford
Cinematography William Marshall
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) January 8, 1917 (USA)
Running time 50 mins.
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Great Expectations is a 1917 silent drama film directed by Robert G. Vignola and Paul West, based on the 1861-1862 novel of the same name by Charles Dickens. Jack Pickford stars as Pip and Louise Huff as Estella.


A young boy, Pip, runs into an escaped convict at his local churchyard. Pip does favours for Magwitch (the convict), such as bringing him food etc. until Magwitch is eventually arrested and deported to Australia.

Screenshot showing Pip and Magwitch



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