Oliver Twist (1948) was a Adventure - Crime Film directed by David Lean and produced by Ronald Neame.
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: If the law supposes that, then the law is a ass, a idiot! If that's the eye of the law, then the law is a bachelor. And the worst I wish the law is that his eye may be opened by experience.
Mr. Brownlow: It only remains for me to tell you that neither of you will ever be employed in a position of trust again.
Fagin: You'd like to make pocket handkerchiefs as easily as the Artful Dodger, wouldn't you my dear?
Oliver Twist: Yes, if you teach me sir.
Fagin: We will, my dear, we will.
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Banned on inital release in both Israel and Egypt; in Israel for being anti-Semitic, and in Egypt for making Fagin too sympathetic.
The film's release in the US was delayed until 1951 because of protests from Jewish pressure groups, who judged Alec Guinness's portrayal of Fagin to be anti-Semitic
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