Great Expectations (1946)

The Decayed Cake

In the fossilized dining room, Miss Havisham (Martita Hunt) shares her woeful story with Pip (Tony Wager).

Directed by David Lean.

Released in 1946 by MGM.

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  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • primary-genre: Foreign
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  • mood: Disturbing
  • mood: Dark
  • primary-occasion: Well Wishing
  • primary-occasion: Birthdays
  • secondary-occasion: Over the Hill
  • secondary-occasion: Sympathy
  • prop: Cake
  • prop: Wedding Cake
  • setting: Mansion
  • setting: Dinner Table
  • theme: Loneliness
  • theme: Madness
  • actor: Tony Wager
  • actor: Martita Hunt
  • director: David Lean
  • producer: Ronald Neame
  • producer: Anthony Havelock-Allan
  • composer: Walter Goehr
  • costume-designer: Sophie Devine
  • role-name: Young Pip
  • role-name: Miss Havisham
  • screenwriter: Charles Dickens
  • screenwriter: Anthony Havelock-Allan
  • screenwriter: Kay Walsh
  • screenwriter: Ronald Neame
  • screenwriter: Cecil McGivern
  • screenwriter: David Lean
  • year: 1946
  • studio: MGM