|Starring||Paul Scofield, John Mills|
|Screen Format||Wide Screen|
|Catalog No.||DVD 38212|
- No. of Disc: 2
descriptionCharles Dickens' tale of hypocrisy, family intrigue and how greed poisons relationships.
Stuffed with memorable characters - good, evil and funny, this is a lavish, star-studded tale of a wily old man and his grasping relatives' efforts to be the one to inherit his wealth.
Time is running out for misanthropic old Martin Chuzzlewit, but who will inherit his riches? The only person he trusts is his companion, Mary Graham, but she is employed on the understanding that she will not inherit a penny. He has disinherited his grandson, young Martin Chuzzlewit, suspecting his motives for declaring his love for Mary. Young Martin departs to seek his fortune in America, leaving the field clear for the rest of the family to ingratiate themselves in old Martin's favour.
The old man decides to feign senility, to put his relatives off their guard and see what they are made of. And just as he suspected, the potential prize brings out all their greed, cunning and selfishness...
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