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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 
 
Writing credits
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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 
 
Art Department
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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Producer Sol LBesser admitted that the original master of "Oliver Twist" was burned for its silver nitrate content worth $80.See more »
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Version of Twist Olivér (1919)See more »

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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A little disappointing., 2 September 1999
Author: David Atfield (bits@alphalink.com.au) from Canberra, Australia

I expected a little more from this film than it delivered. It was not imaginative visually and the excellent cast was often not given the opportunity to explore their characters. This was especially true of Lon Chaney, whose Fagin does very little. Of course he looks great and the shot of him in prison toward the end is unforgettable.

I suspect the film-makers were more concerned with making this a Jackie Coogan picture rather than a Charles Dickens one - and this is where the film loses its narrative drive and character development. Mind you Coogan is excellent, but they really turn Oliver into the Kid, he even wears the same hat. I was impressed by Gladys Brockwell as Nancy, and the death of Bill Sykes is pretty special, but overall the film falls a little flat. Of course the hideous music on the Madacy tape I saw didn't help - nor the horrible flickering of the EP recording.

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