Dickens' classic story about an orphaned boy who, with the help of a kindly aunt, escapes his stepfather's cruelty and grows up to become a successful author and marries his childhood sweetheart. Over the years, critics have repeatedly praised the exceptional craftsmanship and talent that went into this Oscar-nominated production. Starring W.C. Fields ("The Bank Dick") in his only dramatic role, Oscar-winner Lionel Barrymore ("It's A Wonderful Life," "Captains Courageous"), Freddie Bartholomew ("Captains Courageous") and Maureen O'Sullivan ("The Thin Man"). Directed by Academy Award-winner George Cukor ("My Fair Lady," "Adam's Rib"). Produced by Hollywood legend David O. Selznik ("Gone With the Wind," "A Star is Born," "Rebecca").