Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Oliver is taken in by the pickpocket and he joins a household of young boys who are trained to steal for their master. This version of Oliver Twist is topped by Alec Guinness's masterly performance of arch-thug Fagin. Written by
Jenny Evans <J.Evans@uts.edu.au>
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In the original novel, Mr. Brownlow is neither Oliver's grandfather nor his uncle: he was the guardian of a girl who turned out to be Oliver's aunt, and at one time the fiancé of his father's younger sister before she died. See more
When the crowd chase Oliver down an alleyway following the theft at the bookstore, the "brick" wall wobbles, revealing its flimsy structure. See more
I will not turn on the others because, bad as they are, they never turned on me.
Referenced in Gangs of New York
My Hat, It Has Three Corners
In the score during a conversation between Mr. Bumble and Monks See more