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>
A Screen Event To Be Remembered For All Time !
Did You Know?
Banned on inital release in both Israel and Egypt; in Israel for being anti-Semitic, and in Egypt for making Fagin too sympathetic. See more
The end credits misspell Bill Sikes' name as 'Sykes'. See more
Murder! Brutal Murder!
Sung by Betty Paul
as 'Lucy Willow'.
Music by Guy Warrack See more