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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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Good Version of the Story With Coogan, Chaney, & More See more (12 total) »

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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 
 
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Stephen Goosson 
 
Costume Design by
Walter J. Israel 
 
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Louis Johnson .... lighting technician
 

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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 "Olivia Twist" (2002)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Good Version of the Story With Coogan, Chaney, & More, 21 June 2002
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

With a good cast headed by Jackie Coogan and Lon Chaney, plus decent atmosphere that conjures up the sights of Dickens' world, this version of "Oliver Twist" works well. The Dickens story makes wonderful movie material, but it is also quite melodramatic, and for a film version to succeed requires convincing characters and a believable recreation of the world of the novel. Coogan, Chaney, and director Frank Lloyd all get the job done.

Coogan was of course the best and obvious choice in his day to play Oliver. But Chaney, although much more limited in his screen time, is even more memorable. Fagin is the kind of role that Chaney most excelled at. His make-up, mannerisms, and gestures are all impressive, and it is amazing the way that without dialogue he can so quickly and efficiently define his character's relationships with the other characters. The rest of the cast are mostly lesser-known names, but they all do a good job of establishing their characters, too. The settings are a bit plain at times, but are always consistent with the story, and they do the job of showing us the varied places where Oliver lived the different stages of his young life.

There have many versions of the Oliver story, and the terrific David Lean version from the 40's is still the one by which all others should be measured. But this is a good adaptation, and it has almost everything you could ask for in a silent version of the story.

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