Mister Quilp

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The Old Curiosity Shop is a 1975 British musical film directed by Michael Tuchner and starring Anthony Newley, David Hemmings and Jill Bennett.[1] It is based on the story The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens, and was also released under the title Mr Quilp.

The film was one of several "Family Classics" made into modern musical films by Reader's Digest[.[2] Mr. Quilp was distributed by EMI Distribution (theatrical) in the United Kingdom, AVCO Embassy Pictures in the USA and on home Video it was released by Magnetic Video. There is no record of a DVD release.[3] Viewers in the UK have reported seeing it played on television in the 1980s but beyond the home video which was greatly edited, there appears to be no other way to see the film[4]

Critic Roger Ebert gave the film a mixed review not so much for the music or for Newley's performance, which he praised, but for the very idea of centering the film on the evil money-lender and failing to make the story compelling enough to hold interest.[5]

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  1. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/42892
  2. ^ ]list of films produced by Reader's Digest US from IMDB accessed online November 10,2013
  3. ^ Mr. Quilp (1975) Company Credits from IMDB accessed online November 10, 2013
  4. ^ Best version is Mr Quilp IMDB review of both Mr. Quilp and the Home video release retitled as the Old Curiosity Shop but with cuts from the original film. Accessed online November 10, 2013
  5. ^ MR. QUILP (1975) | Roger Ebert November 25, 1975 from Roger Ebert's official online archive of reviews, Accessed online November 10 2013.

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