David Copperfield – 1935 – English
Film directed in 1935 by George Cukor, and starring Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton, W.C. Fields, Roland Young, Edna May Oliver, Basil Rathbone, Maureen O’Sullivan, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Lennox Pawle, Elsa Lanchester…
Synopsis: When David’s father dies, his mother remarries. His new stepfather Murdstone has a mean and cruel view on how to raise a child.
When David’s mother dies from grief, Murdstone sends David to London to work for a living. When David escapes to his aunt Betsey his life starts to get better.