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 !
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When the crowd chase Oliver down an alleyway following the theft at the bookstore, the "brick" wall wobbles, revealing its flimsy structure. See more
How would you like to grow up a clever man and write books?
I think I'd rather read them sir.
What, don't you want to be a book writer?
I think I'd rather be a bookseller sir.
Sung by Betty Paul
as 'Lucy Willow'.
Music by Guy Warrack See more