Oliver Twist Overview:

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

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What?s Streaming in April on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever? Royal Wedding, Oliver Twist, The Snows of Kilimanjaro

By Annmarie Gatti on Apr 2, 2021 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Our April Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelApril Birthdays and Springtime Fun! Here we go? This month’s free streaming picks?for our?Classic Movie Hub Channel?at?Best Classics Ever (BCE)?? the mega streaming channel for classic movies and TV shows! That said, here are some of our Ap... Read full article


What?s Streaming in March on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever? And Then There Were None, Oliver Twist, Shine On Harvest Moon.

By Annmarie Gatti on Feb 28, 2021 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Our March Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelMarch Birthdays and Vintage Westerns! It?s that time again? We have our monthly free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) ? the mega streaming channel for classic movies and TV shows! That said, here are s... Read full article


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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Quotes from

Bill Sikes: Fair or not fair, give it 'ere you avaricious old skeleton.


Mr. Brownlow: It only remains for me to tell you that neither of you will ever be employed in a position of trust again.


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


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Facts about

The wordless opening sequence, in which Oliver's mother staggers over the rain-swept moors to give birth on the steps of the workhouse, was devised by Kay Walsh
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.
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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