Old Curosity Shop - Christmas DVD
No other author is as adept as Charles Dickens at making characters leap from the pages of his novels, and The Old Curiosity Shop is no exception. An intricate tapestry of good and evil, its main character is a kindhearted man who is haunted by the vices within him. In this splendid new adaptation, Peter Ustinov plays the lovable old shopkeeper who lives with his granddaughter, Nell, in turn-of-the-century England. The old man has borrowed heavily from his evil landlord, Daniel Quilp. When Quilp discovers his tenant has been throwing the money away at the gaming tables, Quilp takes possession of the shop and threatens to have the old man thrown in the madhouse. Nell and her grandfather are forced to flee London. So begins their epic journey through the English countryside.