Star-studded adaptation of Dickens' classic novel. As a boy, Pip helps escaped convict Magwitch (James Mason) when he encounters him on the moors. Later in life Pip is taken to the home of the wealthy, eccentric Miss Havisham (Margaret Leighton), where he meets the beautiful but cold Estella (Sarah Miles). When Pip is subsequently informed by lawyer Jaggers (Anthony Quayle) that a mystery benefactor wishes him to be brought up a gentleman, he assumes that Miss Havisham is responsible - intending him to eventually marry Estella. Following an expensive education in London, Pip - now a man (Michael York) - returns to his childhood home, but the expectations he holds of his future are soon to be confounded.