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


Fagin: We must have civil words, Bill. Civil words.


Oliver Twist: Please sir, I want some more.
Mr. Bumble: [thinking he must not have heard right] What?
Oliver Twist: Please sir, I want some...
[pauses hesitatingly]
Oliver Twist: more?
Mr. Bumble: [surprised beyond belief] More?


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In the original Broadway production, the Artful Dodger was played by future Monkee Davy Jones who was also nominated for a 1963 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance.
The film is always listed as running 153 minutes, but this is because of the Overture heard before the film, the Intermission Music, and the Exit Music. The actual film, including the opening credits, runs about 145 minutes.
In conjunction with the release of this film (c. 1968-1969), Random House published a hardcover novelization of the film's screenplay for younger audiences, illustrated with stills from the film. Among the stills featured were scenes showing the arrival at the workhouse and the death of Oliver's mother, who, at least in U.S. prints, never appears in the film.
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