The Pickwick Papers (film)
The Pickwick Papers is a 1952 British
Cinema of the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom has had a major influence on modern cinema. The first moving pictures developed on celluloid film were made in Hyde Park, London in 1889 by William Friese Greene, a British inventor, who patented the process in 1890. It is generally regarded that the British film industry...

 film from George Minter of the Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic...

The Pickwick Papers
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club is the first novel by Charles Dickens. After the publication, the widow of the illustrator Robert Seymour claimed that the idea for the novel was originally her husband's; however, in his preface to the 1867 edition, Dickens strenuously denied any...

. Both screenplay and direction were by Noel Langley
Noel Langley
Noel Langley was a successful novelist, playwright, screenwriter and director. While under contract to MGM he was one of the screenwriters for The Wizard of Oz...

. It was awarded a Golden Bear
Golden Bear
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 in Russia where the rights were sold for £10,000.


  • James Hayter as Samuel Pickwick
  • James Donald
    James Donald
    James Donald was a Scottish actor. Tall and thin, he usually specialised in playing authority figures.Donald was born in Aberdeen, and made his first professional stage appearance sometime in the late-1930s, having been educated at Rossall School on Lancashire's Fylde coast...

     as Nathaniel Winkle
  • Nigel Patrick
    Nigel Patrick
    Nigel Patrick was an English actor and stage director born into a theatrical family.-Biography:...

     as Mr. Jingle
  • Joyce Grenfell
    Joyce Grenfell
    Joyce Irene Grenfell, OBE was an English actress, comedienne, diseuse and singer-songwriter.-Early life:...

     as Mrs. Leo Hunter
  • Hermione Gingold
    Hermione Gingold
    Hermione Gingold was an English actress known for her sharp-tongued, eccentric persona, an image enhanced by her sharp nose and chin, as well as her deepening voice, a result of vocal nodes which her mother reportedly encouraged her not to remove. She starred on stage, on radio, in films, on...

     as Miss Tompkins
  • Hermione Baddeley
    Hermione Baddeley
    Hermione Baddeley was an English character actress of theatre, film and television. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Room at the Top and a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here...

     as Mrs. Bardell
  • Donald Wolfit
    Donald Wolfit
    Sir Donald Wolfit, KBE was a well-known English actor-manager.-Biography:Wolfit, who was "Woolfitt" at birth was born at New Balderton, near Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire and attended the Magnus Grammar School and made his stage début in 1920...

     as Sergeant Buzfuz
  • Harry Fowler
    Harry Fowler
    Harry James Fowler, MBE is an English actor in film and TV. He started in juvenile roles, most notably in the first recognised Ealing Comedy Hue and Cry, made in 1947...

     as Sam Weller
  • Kathleen Harrison
    Kathleen Harrison
    Kathleen Harrison was a prolific English character actress best remembered for her role as Mrs. Huggett in a trio of British post-war comedies about a working class family's misadventures. To modern viewers she is better remembered as Mrs...

     as Rachel Wardle
  • Alexander Gauge
    Alexander Gauge
    Alexander Gauge was a British actor best known for playing Friar Tuck in The Adventures of Robin Hood from 1955 to 1960....

     as Tracy Tupman
  • Lionel Murton
    Lionel Murton
    William Lionel Murton was a British-Canadian character actor. He most often played Americans/Canadians in numerous films and television series, from the late 1940s...

     as Augustus Snodgrass
  • Diane Hart
    Diane Hart
    Diane Hart was an English actress in both movies and the theater in the West End Theater of London, political campaigner and inventor. For 12 years she was married to the television broadcaster Kenneth MacLeod before separating in 1968...

     as Emily Wardle
  • Joan Heal as Isabella Wardle
  • William Hartnell
    William Hartnell
    William Henry Hartnell was an English actor. During 1963-66, he was the first actor to play the Doctor in the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.-Early life:...

     as Irate Cabman
  • Mary Merrall
    Mary Merrall
    Mary Merrall , born Elsie Lloyd, was an English actress whose career of over 60 years encompassed stage, film and television work.-Stage career:...

    as Grandma Wardle
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