The script is based on a slimmed-down version of Dickens' novel. Orphan Phillip 'Pip' Pirrip lives with his shrewish older sister and her kindhearted blacksmith husband, Joe Gargery. While visiting his parents' graves alone, Pip encounters an escaped convict, Abel Magwitch, who intimidates the boy into returning the next day with blacksmith's tools to remove his chains. Pip also brings some food. Famished, Magwitch devours the food and thanks him. Magwitch is caught when he attacks a hated fellow escapee rather than fleeing.
|Classic Drama, Classic Adventure, Classic Mystery
|John Mills, Valerie Hobson