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Oliver Twist (1948) was a Adventure - Crime Film directed by David Lean and produced by Ronald Neame.

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Oliver Twist (William J. Cowen, 1933)

By Judy on Dec 16, 2012 From Movie Classics

I must admit that, overall, the 1933 version of Oliver Twist is one of the weakest Dickens films I’ve seen. It is nowhere near the quality of David Lean’s famous adaptation, or even of the 1922 silent film starring Jackie Coogan which I reviewed here recently. I’m glad to have seen... Read full article


Oliver Twist (Frank Lloyd, 1922)

By Judy on Dec 7, 2012 From Movie Classics

After watching Frank Lloyd’s early silent feature A Tale of Two Cities (1917), ?I couldn’t resist taking a look at the second Dickens silent he directed five years later. This one is much better-known, because it has a more famous cast, headed by Jackie Coogan as Oliver and Lon Chaney as... Read full article


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Mr. Bumble: Cry your hardest now, it opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes and softens down the temper. So cry away.


Mr. Bumble: You'll make your fortune Mr Sowerberry.
Mr. Sowerberry: The prices allowed by the board are very small.
Mr. Bumble: So are the coffins.


Bill Sikes: There's light enough for what I've got to do.


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Alfie Bass was considered for the the Artful Dodger, until Kay Walsh, David Lean's wife at the time, recommended Anthony Newley who was with her in Vice Versa.
In the original novel, Mr. Brownlow is neither Oliver's grandfather nor his uncle: he was the guardian of a girl who turned out to be Oliver's aunt, and at one time the fiancé of his father's younger sister before she died.
When Nancy is bludgeoned to death, Sikes's dog was tricked into scratching at the door by a stuffed cat placed on the other side.
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