Little Dorrit


2h 57m 1988
Little Dorrit

Brief Synopsis

Adaptation of Charles Dickens' least known novel, which is a political indictment of early 19th century England.

Film Details

Also Known As
Little Dorrit's Story (Part II), Nobody's Fault (Part I)
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
CDF FILMS/CANNON RELEASING; Cannon Releasing
Location
Sands Film Studios, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 57m

Synopsis

Adaptation of Charles Dickens' least known novel, which is a political indictment of early 19th century England.

Cast

Fiona Macalpine

Michael Elphick

Amanda Bellamy

Lizzie Mckenzie

Rosalie Crutchley

Arthur Kelly

Jack Gittings

Gwenda Hughes

Ian Hogg

Terry Day

Murray Melvin

Leonard Maguire

Stuart Burge

Joanna Brookes

John Quarmby

Anthea Holloway

Cordelia Ditton

Richard Clifford

Ken Morley

Maurice Elliot

Dawn Charatan

Pip Torrens

Tommy Shand

Janice Cramer

Leon Davis

Marjorie Sommerville

Susan Jane Tanner

David Cardy

Joan Stafford

Paul Rhys

Robert Mill

Patricia Hayes

Graham Seed

Gerald Perreau

Anthony Benson

David Bale

Christopher Whittingham

Susan Field

Richard Henry

Zephyr Steer

Rebecca Ham

Joanna Hurley

Cyril Cusack

Alec Wallis

Malcolm Tierney

Carol Street

Marilyn Milgrom

Imogen Millais Scott

Jo Warne

Marcel Steiner

Amanda Maxwell

Betty Turner

Malcolm Mudie

Pauline Quirke

Elizabeth Archer

Jonathan Cecil

Charles Hunter

Guy Nicholls

Bill Fraser

Brian Pettifer

Sarah Pickering

Roger Hammond

Shona Morris

Joanna Maude

Gerald Campion

David Whitworth

Terence Conoley

Tom Mccabe

Mark Knox

Alan Bennett

Sandra O'rourke

Darlene Johnson

Eli Woods

Alan Bungay

Arthur Nightingale

Laura Cox

Mike Carnel

Sally Ashby

John Warner

Bernard Padden

Arthur Hewlett

Brenda Bruce

Irene Frederick

Tusse Silberg

Amelda Brown

Alfred Hoffman

Ruth Mitchell

Billy Gray

Trevor Ray

Lee Fox

Cate Fowler

David Stoll

Peter Waddington

Jenny Galloway

Kate Williams

Alan Foss

Morwenna Banks

John Mcenery

John Tordoff

Patricia Napier

James Coyle

Odette Bennett

Arthur Blake

Derek Jacobi

Moya Brady

Donald Bisset

Daniel Chatto

Lelia Hoffman

Siobhan Nicholas

Harry Webster

Joan Greenwood

Katherine Best

Nat Pearn

John Harding

Joan Dainty

John Savident

Richard Graden

Sam Steer

Lin Sagovsky

Max Wall

John Dalby

Barbara Peak

David Foxxe

Stanley Lloyd

Ronnie Brody

Howard Goorney

Roshan Seth Obe

Alison Dowling

Eric Francis

John Levitt

Olivier Pierre

Robert Morley

Ricky Cave

Kathy Staff

Ian Gelder

Richard Stirling

David Trevena

Sarrina Caruthers

Iris Sadler

Ron Russell

Julia Lang

Sophie Ward

Ian Lindsay

Sophie Brew

Rita Triesman

Miriam Margoyles

Steve Ismay

Anna Whittingham

Diana Paris

Nadia Chambers

Doris Littlewood

Edward Burnham

Johnny Clayton

Harold Innocent

Robin Meredith

John Halstead

Donald Pelmear

Richard Cubison

Michael Eaves

Arthur Cox

Harry Cross

Cyril Epstein

Chris Darwin

David Doyle

Tracey Wilkinson

Liz Smith

Betty Marsden

Harry Whittingham

Diana Malin

Jackie Ekers

Charles Simon

Tony Jay

David Thewlis

Tim Wright

Ramon Martino

David Pugh

Rosemary Smith

Eric Richard

Nicholas Whittingham

Eve Whittingham

Luke Duckett

John Scott Martin

Christopher Hancock

Christopher Birch

Mark Arnold

Fred Beauman

Bryan Poyser

Danny Schiller

Molly Maureen

Eleanor Bron

John V Fahey

Nadine Large

Simon Dormandy

Ruth Sheen

Charlie Bartle

Doug Roe

Robert Putt

John Atkinson

Sidney Johnson

Crew

Celia Bannerman

Casting

Celia Bannerman

Production

Ronnie Barlow

Set Designer

John Brabourne

Producer

Neale Brown

Set Designer

Philippe Brun

Camera Operator

Jack Brymer

Song Performer

Paul Carr

Sound

Joyce Carter

Costumes

Eleanor Chaudhuri

Costumes

Jack Collins

Lighting

Paul Colombo

Set Designer

Charlotte Darwin

Production

Charlotte Darwin

Casting

St Clair Davis

Sound

Bruno De Keyzer

Director Of Photography

Bruno De Keyzer

Lighting

Charles Dickens

Source Material (From Novel)

Hugh Doherty

Set Designer

John Downes

Casting

John Downes

Production

Christine Edzard

Screenplay

Harry Ellam

Costumes

Harold Farley

Lighting

Peter Feroze

Set Designer

Richard Feroze

Set Designer

John Fletcher

Camera Operator

F Gabarro

Song Performer

Danielle Garderes

Costumes

Claudie Gastine

Costumes

Dave Goodey

Other

Richard Goodwin

Producer

Linda Gregory

Casting

Linda Gregory

Production

Lilla Griffin

Costumes

Pat Halling

Song Performer

Jo Hannam

Production

Jo Hannam

Casting

David Hatter

Camera Operator

Trevor Ingman

Casting

Trevor Ingman

Production

Linda Kathleen James

Costumes

David Johnson

Researcher

Godfrey Kirby

Sound

Dick Lewzey

Sound

Judith Loom

Costumes

Scott Loom

Set Designer

Fraser Maclean

Editor

Michaela Mason

Camera Operator

Mick Mason

Camera Operator

Malcolm May

Set Designer

Mary Mcgowan

Set Designer

Charles Mcmillan

Set Designer

John Mcmillan

Set Designer

Chris Mortley

Lighting

Sally Neale

Costumes

Pat Noonan

Lighting

Brian Paxton

Sound

Bill Reid

Set Designer

Michel Sanvoisin

Music Arranger

Michel Sanvoisin

Music

Peter Seater

Set Designer

Geoffrey Simm

Sound

Jackie Smith

Costumes

Barbara Sonnex

Costumes

Johanna Sonnex

Costumes

Olivier Stockman

Editor

Terry Thomson

Set Designer

John Tyson

Set Designer

Giuseppe Verdi

Music

Colin Vinton

Lighting

John Whybrow

Set Designer

Elizabeth Woodthorpe

Production

Elizabeth Woodthorpe

Casting

Film Details

Also Known As
Little Dorrit's Story (Part II), Nobody's Fault (Part I)
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
CDF FILMS/CANNON RELEASING; Cannon Releasing
Location
Sands Film Studios, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 57m

Award Nominations

Best Adapted Screenplay

1988

Best Supporting Actor

1988
Alec Guinness

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States September 21, 1988 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 21, 1988.)

Released in United States Fall October 21, 1988

Released in United States November 16, 1988

Released in United States on Video August 16, 1989

Released in United States 1988

Released in United States February 1988

Released in United States March 1988

Released in United States September 1988

Released in United States September 21, 1988

Released in United States October 1988

Shown at Birmingham Film & Television Festival September-October 1988.

Shown at Berlin Film Festival February 1988.

Shown at New Directors/New Films series New York City March 26 & 27, 1988.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 8-17, 1988.

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 21, 1988.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 26, 27 & 30, 1988.

Shown at International Flanders Film Festival in Ghent, Belgium (filmspectrum) October 12-22, 1988.

Began shooting November 18, 1985.

The film is in two parts. The first is entitled "Nobody's Fault", the second "Little Dorrit's Story".

Released in United States Fall October 21, 1988

Released in United States November 16, 1988 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video August 16, 1989

Released in United States 1988 (Shown at Birmingham Film & Television Festival September-October 1988.)

Released in United States February 1988 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival February 1988.)

Released in United States September 1988 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 8-17, 1988.)

Released in United States March 1988 (Shown at New Directors/New Films series New York City March 26 & 27, 1988.)

Released in United States October 1988 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 26, 27 & 30, 1988.)

Released in United States October 1988 (Shown at International Flanders Film Festival in Ghent, Belgium (filmspectrum) October 12-22, 1988.)

Voted Best Picture of the Year (1988) by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.