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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Did You Know?
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
In the workhouse, after Oliver eats the gruel, his piece of bread remains on the right side of the dish. Soon after the piece of bread is in front of his dish. See more
You'll make your fortune Mr Sowerberry.
The prices allowed by the board are very small.
So are the coffins.
Camberwell Road on a Sunday Night
Music by Guy Warrack See more