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Oliver Twist (1933)

 |  Drama  |  28 February 1933 (USA)
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An orphan boy in 1830's London is abused in a workhouse, then falls into the clutches of a gang of thieves.

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An orphan boy in 1830's London is abused in a workhouse, then falls into the clutches of a gang of thieves.

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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When Oliver is scrubbing the workhouse dining room floor, he looks up and smiles at the camera just before the bell goes for breakfast. See more »

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Oliver's Mother: My baby, my boy. I want to see him.
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Version of The Adventures of Oliver Twist (1991) See more »

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A Good Attempt for 1933
9 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most of the movies from the 30's I have seen have a "stage" look. This one is no different. The acting is not bad when compared to other period movies. It should be noted that "Talkies" had not been out that long when this movie was released. We tend to compare movies "back then" with "modern day" movies. There was notable plot and character development in early movies mainly because the special effects weren't very good if there were any at all. The acting was a theatrical type acting rather than cinematic. This was because of the connections to vaudeville that most actors and actresses had at the time. This is like the difference between a live Broadway Play and a Hollywood movie. As a "modern movie", this is a poor excuse of a movie. There is no graphic violence, no adult language, no space ships or aliens. If you want a movie that tells a story and will keep you wrapped up in a specific plot, you won't be disappointed.


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