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)
|Best Actor||Ron Moody||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Jack Wild||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: John Box, Terence Marsh; Set Decoration: Vernon Dixon, Ken Muggleston||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Oswald Morris||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Phyllis Dalton||Nominated|
|Best Director||Carol Reed||Won|
|Best Film Editing||Ralph Kemplen||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Adaptation score by John Green||Won|
|Best Picture||John Woolf, Producer||Won|
|Best Writing||Vernon Harris||Nominated|
|Honorary Award||Onna White||Won|
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?
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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.
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