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Earliest Dickens film - The Death of Poor Joe (1901)

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Published on Mar 8, 2012

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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.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Mk-B...

All titles on the BFI Films channel are preserved in the vast collections of the BFI National Archive. To find out more about the Archive visit http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collect...

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