Oldest Film Based on a Charles Dickens' Novel Found

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A short movie, "The Death of Poor Joe," has been discovered. The film, created in March 1901, is thought to be the oldest surviving film featuring a character from a Charles Dickens' novel.

The short film is just one minute long and it is cold and depressing. Jo, a poor street-sweeper from Dickens' novel Bleak House, dies in the freezing cold in the film. Take a look:



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