Adaptation of the classic Dicken’s novel. Nicholas Nickleby’s father dies, leaving the family destitute. His brother, the greedy moneylender, Ralph Nickleby, finds Nicholas a job teaching in a repulsive school in Yorkshire. Nicholas flees the school taking with him one of the persecuted boys, Smike, and they join a troop of actors. Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti (Dead of Night, Champagne Charlie).