Talk:David Copperfield (1935 film)

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  • The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger holds the record for the Best Picture Oscar Nominee with the longest name. However, that is only the way the title actually appears onscreen. Everywhere else, including newspaper listings, movie and TV guides, reference books, simple colloquial uses, and even its own poster advertising, the film is known simply as David Copperfield. (While the long version of the title is the way it also appears on the original title page of Dickens's novel, Dickens himself always referred to the book as simply David Copperfield.) Even the makers of the film (i.e. David O. Selznick, George Cukor, and the actors themselves) referred to it as such.
  • The baby who plays David Copperfield at birth was actually a girl, Eileen Ingles.
  • Child star David Holt initially was cast in the title role in The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger, alongside W. C. Fields's character, Wilkins Micawber. However, producer David O. Selznick developed misgivings about having an American youngster portray a quintessentially British boy. When English child actor Freddie Bartholomew became available a couple of weeks into shooting, Holt was let go. Holt's career went downhill while Bartholomew rose.
  • W.C. Fields originally intended to do a juggling routine as Micawber. MGM forbade it on the grounds that Dickens never mentioned anything about juggling in David Copperfield. Fields responded, "He probably forgot it."
  • Fields also intended to tell an anecdote about snakes as an alternative to the juggling, but MGM also forbade that, to Fields's chagrin.

While this is interesting, we can't use it unless you provide a source. Also, none of this is really trivia, as trivia by its definition is "unimportant information" - it therefore shouldn't be in a trivia section but instead the information should be incorporated into the main article. - Tbsdy lives (formerly Ta bu shi da yu) talk 03:18, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Defective page?[edit]

There's something wrong with the page and I don't know how to fix it. Some of the cast names "bleed into" the infobox showing the poster for the film. AlbertSM (talk) 01:13, 22 May 2009 (UTC)


"Fay Chaldecott (born 1928), who played Little Em'ly the child, is believed to be the last surviving member of the film's cast."

I think that's wrong. According to IMDB, Marilyn Knowlden, who played Agnes as a child is also still alive. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:02, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

Are those who played the Micawber children identified and are any of them still living? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:24, 21 July 2017 (UTC)