Classic Movie Hub (CMH)
 

Oliver! Overview:

Oliver! (1968) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Carol Reed and produced by John Woolf.

The film was based on the novel Oliver Twist and also Bentley's Miscellany Magazine Serial written by Charles Dickens published in 1838 (novel); Feb 1837 - April 1839 (magazine).

Academy Awards 1968 --- Ceremony Number 41 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorRon MoodyNominated
Best Supporting ActorJack WildNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: John Box, Terence Marsh; Set Decoration: Vernon Dixon, Ken MugglestonWon
Best CinematographyOswald MorrisNominated
Best Costume DesignPhyllis DaltonNominated
Best DirectorCarol ReedWon
Best Film EditingRalph KemplenNominated
Best Music - ScoringAdaptation score by John GreenWon
Best PictureJohn Woolf, ProducerWon
Best WritingVernon HarrisNominated
Honorary AwardOnna WhiteWon
.

BlogHub Articles:

No article for Oliver! at this time. Submit yours here.

Quotes from

Bill Sikes: You're a fine one for the boy to make a friend of!
Nancy: Yes, I am, Lord help me! But tonight he's a liar, and a thief, and all that's bad! Ain't that enough for you without beating him to death?


Oliver Twist: [singing] Where is love?


Nancy: Bill, you do love me, don't ya?
Bill Sikes: Of course I do; I live with ya, don't I?


read more quotes from Oliver!...

Facts about

The only G-rated film to be honored with an Academy Award for Best Picture.
The Magistrate that Hugh Griffith plays in the film did not appear in the original stage production of "Oliver!" He does appear in Dickens's original novel, "Oliver Twist", on which the musical is based. In the novel the Magistrate is named Mr. Fang, and although Dickens wrote him satirically, he did not intend him to be comical.
Bruce Forsyth has revealed that Lionel Bart considered him for the part of Fagin.
read more facts about Oliver!...
Share this page:
book or play


See All Film Adaptations >>
Best Picture Oscar 1968






See more Best Picture awards>>
Also directed by Carol Reed




More about Carol Reed >>
Also produced by John Woolf




More about John Woolf >>
Also released in 1968




See All 1968 films >>
More "Book-Based" films



See All "Book-Based" films >>
More "Rags to Riches" films



See All "Rags to Riches" films >>
More "Based on Play" films



See All "Based on Play" films >>
More "Poverty" films



See All "Poverty" films >>
error