Charles Dickens’s classic of a boy who strives to protect himself and his family from an evil, miserly uncle is given a first-class treatment (1947) by director Alberto Cavalcanti and stars Derek Bond and Cedric Hardwicke. Cavalcanti, a Brazilian, made some good French films in the 20s, some British documentaries in the 30s, and diverting Ealing comedies like this one in the 40s—but he never delivered the great film that might have made his name. 108 min.