Earliest surviving film inspired by the work of Charles Dickens?

The international celebration of the life and work of Charles Dickens takes place to mark the bicentenary of his birth, which falls on 7 February 2012. Find out more about the international institutions and organisations involved.

This recent rediscovery is believed to be the earliest surviving film inspired by the work of Charles Dickens, in this case the character of Jo the crossing sweep from ‘Bleak House’. ‘The Death of Poor Joe’ was almost certainly made by pioneer filmmaker G.A. Smith and predates his 1901 adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Scrooge, or Marley’s Ghost’.


http://www.bfi.org.uk/dickens

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One comment on “Earliest surviving film inspired by the work of Charles Dickens?

  1. granbee says:

    And WHY have I never heard, prior to your great post here, about the film, The Death of Poor Joe”?

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