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30 October 1922 (USA) See more »
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The GREATEST FILM TRIUMPH of the DECADE. A MATCHLESS CAST of SCREEN CELEBRITIES SUPPORTING JACKIE in THIS, HIS FINEST ACHIEVEMENT. Starring the GREATEST BOY ACTOR in the WORLD.
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Oliver's mother, a penniless outcast, died giving birth to him. As a young boy Oliver is brought up in a workhouse... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Frank Lloyd 
 
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Walter Anthony  titles
Charles Dickens  novel
Frank Lloyd 
Harry Weil 

Produced by
Sol Lesser .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Muri (1975)
 
Cinematography by
Glen MacWilliams 
Robert Martin 
 
Film Editing by
Irene Morra 
 
Art Direction by
Stephen Goosson 
 
Costume Design by
Walter J. Israel 
 
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Johnnie Podmore .... props
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Johnson .... lighting technician
Shirley Vance Martin .... still photographer (uncredited)
 

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74 min (video version) | Spain:98 min (DVD version)
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When it was found without intertitles in the 1970s, the film was restored with the help of Jackie Coogan and Sol Lesser. The intertitles were created by Blackhawk Films.See more »
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Version of Oliver Twist (1912/II)See more »

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A Twist of Jackie Coogan, 8 December 2011
Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles

In Victorian England, young "Oliver Twist" is born in poverty. His mother dies and his father is unaccounted for (assuming you know the story, this version drops hints). The innocent kid grows into Jackie Coogan (as Oliver Twist). A sprightly waif, young Coogan is sent to a workhouse and gets in trouble for requesting more gruel. Running away from abusive conditions, Coogan heads for "polluted" London. He meets "The Artful Dodger" Edouard Trebaol (as Jack Dawkins) and joins a gang of boy pick-pockets led by the crafty old Lon Chaney (as Fagin). The shriveled scoundrel's henchman George Siegmann (as Bill Sikes) and his woman Gladys Brockwell (as Nancy) come to play an important part in Coogan's life...

Sol Lesser and the Coogan family correctly saw Charles Dickens' classic story as an excellent vehicle for their young star, who adds a touch of his own personality to the character. This major production was found and restored in the 1970s. Another famed version, Paramount's 1916 "Oliver Twist" starring Marie Doro is presently unavailable. Although Ms. Doro is miscast for more than one reason, it would be nice to see her "Oliver" in circulation. That "all-star" version featured a cast even more acclaimed (for the time) than this one; notwithstanding the presence of Mr. Chaney, of course. Carl Stockdale (as Monks) plays his role in both. This film is a great one to see if you're not familiar with "silent" films, but know the Dickens.

******** Oliver Twist (10/30/22) Frank Lloyd ~ Jackie Coogan, Lon Chaney, George Siegmann, Gladys Brockwell

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