Martin Chuzzlewit

1994

Martin Chuzzlewit is a 1994 TV serial produced by the BBC, based on the 1844 novel by Charles Dickens, with a screenplay by David Lodge and directed by Pedr James. The music was composed by Geoffrey Burgon.

BBC2 originally broadcast the 85 minute for 1 episode and the further of 60 minutes for final 5 episodes from 7 November to 12 December 1994.

Elderly, wealthy Martin Chuzzlewit is constantly hounded by his money-grubbing relations, a fact that depresses and embitters him. He adopts an orphan young woman, Mary Graham, whom he wants as a companion in his old age; she will be paid an annual allowance but will not benefit from his death. However, Martin disowns his grandson, also called Martin, after he falls in love with Mary. Young Martin decides to pursue a career as an architect, studying with hypocritical, dishonest architect Seth Pecksniff, who lives with his two daughters Charity and Mercy and good, kind-hearted apprentice Tom Pinch, whom he is exploiting as a servant. Martin forms a close friendship with Tom, but after he discovers Pecksniff's true character, he leaves for America, in the company of Mark Tapley (ostler of the local inn), to seek his fortune.

Pecksniff, who is a cousin of the Chuzzlewits, insinuates himself into Old Martin's company, taking him in as a guest, hoping for a generous legacy on the event of Martin's death. He also makes sexual advances towards Mary; she, who has also formed a special friendship with Tom, tells him of this and he, shocked, leaves the Pecksniff household for London, setting up home with his sister Ruth. Jonas Chuzzlewit, son of old Martin's estranged brother Anthony, marries Mercy Pecksniff — despite being twice her age and having previously shown more interest in Charity — and mistreats her. He also finds himself drawn into a fraudulent insurance scheme masterminded by Tigg Montague, and concocts a murderous plot in order to extricate himself from this. Meanwhile, Mr Chuffey, Anthony's senile clerk, goes into shock in the event of Anthony's sudden death and sleazy private nurse Sarah Gamp is hired to care for him.

Quelle: Wikipedia(englisch)
Kinostart:1994
weitere Titel:
Мартин Чезлвит (фильм, 1994)
Martin Chuzzlewit ast ga
マーティン・チャズルウィット
Herstellungsland:Vereinigtes Königreich
IMDB: 750
Regie:Pedr James
Drehbuch:David Lodge
Musik:Geoffrey Burgon
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1995
Primetime Emmy Awards
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Miniseries
Nominiert
1995
BAFTA
BAFTA TV Award
Best Costume Design
Nominiert
1995
BAFTA
BAFTA TV Award
Best Actor
Nominiert
1995
BAFTA
BAFTA TV Award
Best Make Up
Nominiert
1995
BAFTA
BAFTA TV Award
Best Original Television Music
Nominiert
1995
Writers' Guild of Great Britain
Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award
TV - Dramatised Serial
Nominiert
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