Oldest film based on Charles Dickens found

Congratulations to our British colleague curator Bryony Dixon who discovered the world’s oldest surviving Charles Dickens film. The discovery of The Death of Poor Joe, which dates back to March 1901, was made at the British Film Institute (BFI) in February 2012. Until now the earliest known Dickens film was Scrooge or Marley’s Ghost released in November 1901.

Footage courtesy of BFI.