Great Expectations (1917 film)

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Great Expectations
Great Expectations (1917 film).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robert G. Vignola
Paul West
Written by Paul West
Based on Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens
Starring Jack Pickford
Cinematography William Marshall
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • January 8, 1917 (1917-01-08)
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Great Expectations is a lost[1] 1917 silent drama film directed by Robert G. Vignola and Paul West, based on the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Jack Pickford stars as Pip and Louise Huff as Estella.[2]


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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