Little Dorrit (1920 film)

Little Dorrit is a 1920 British silent historical drama film directed by Sidney Morgan and starring Lady Tree, Langhorn Burton and Joan Morgan.

Little Dorrit
Directed bySidney Morgan
Produced byFrank E. Spring
Written byCharles Dickens (novel)
Sidney Morgan
StarringLady Tree
Langhorn Burton
Joan Morgan
George Foley
Progress Films
Distributed byButcher's Film Service
Release date
August 1920[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles

The film tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed when her boss's son, Arthur Clennam, returns from overseas to solve his family's mysterious legacy and discovers that their lives are interlinked.[2]



  1. Low p.400
  2. Tree, Lady; Burton, Langhorn; Morgan, Joan; Coutts, Compton (1 August 1920), Little Dorrit, retrieved 14 May 2017


  • Low, Rachael. The History of the British Film 1918-1929. George Allen & Unwin, 1971.
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