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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. Brownlow: The law assumes that your wife acts under your direction.
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. 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: Fair or not fair, give it 'ere you avaricious old skeleton.


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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
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.
Robert Donat was desperate to play Sikes and did a screen test.
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