Literature and the Silver Screen: The Old Curiosity Shop

Past Event

Sunday, 4 March 2018 - 2pm to 3:45pm

Literature and the Silver Screen: The Old Curiosity Shop

1934, 105 mins 

Digital restoration of a classic film with soundtrack.


Hay Petrie stars as the villainous Mr Quilp in this 1934 adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic novel.

Little Nell (Elaine Benson) lives in the antiques shop owned by her grandfather (Ben Webster). However, grandfather is heavily in debt to the money-lender, Mr Quilp (Petrie), who forecloses on all his loans when he discovers that grandfather has lost the money gambling. Nell and her grandfather take off across the country in an attempt to evade Quilp, who follows close behind.


Literature and the Silver Screen series includes the following:

1. The Old Curiosity Shop – Sunday March 4
2.  Went the Day Well – Sunday March 11
3.  Cry the Beloved Country – Sunday March 18
4.  The Railway Children – Sunday March 25

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