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Little Dorrit Movie

80s Film Summary for Little Dorrit


An 80s movie drama of a Charles Dickens classic, a Good Samaritan rescues a father and daughter from captors.

Little Dorrit DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Little Dorrit was released on December 3, 1994 by Warner Home Video and is rated G.


When Little Dorrit chose to live in captive with her father, William, Arthur Clennam comes along to save both father and daughter in the first half of the movie Little Dorrit.

The other half of the movie Little Dorrit shows Little Dorrit and her dad released from prison, and her father turning a snob in order to keep up appearances.


Arthur Clennam - Derek Jacobi
Mrs. Clennam - Joan Greenwood
Flintwinch - Max Wall
Affery - Patricia Hayes
Young Arthur - Luke Duckett
William Dorrit - Alec Guinness
Frederick Dorrit - Cyril Cusack
Little Dorrit - Sarah Pickering
Fanny Dorrit - Amelda Brown
Tip Dorrit - Daniel Chatto
Flora Finching - Miriam Margolyes
Mr. Casby - Bill Fraser
Mr. Pancks - Roshan Seth
Mr. F.'s Aunt - Mollie Maureen
Mr. Casby's Maid - Diana Malin


Little Dorrit was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe Awards.

The movie Little Dorrit is six hours long and was shown in two parts.

Academy Awards:

Alec Guinness won for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for the role of William Dorrit in Little Dorrit.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Little Dorrit was released to theatres on 10/21/1988 by Cannon, and grossed $1,025,000 at the box office in the US.

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