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Oliver! (1968)

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Musical adaptation about an orphan who runs away from an orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.

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Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Drama | Family | Musical

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Release Date:

9 October 1968 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Oliver  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,800,000 (USA)
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(35 mm optical prints)| (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| (Westrex Recording System) (35 mm magnetic prints)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Wild, Lionel Bart and Oliver Reed were alcoholics and their alcohol addictions cost them their lives. See more »

Goofs

In the sequence of "Who will Buy", just after the school girls are pushed into the pool a family leaves a house and the mother is wearing hat and clothing more appropriate to the 1890s rather than the period of the film. She has on a large hat with a brim as opposed to a bonnet and her dress is definitively from a later era. See more »

Quotes

Nancy: [singing] Who cares if straightlaces sneer at us in the street? Fine airs and fine graces don't have to sin to eat.
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Connections

Referenced in Shanghai Knights (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Oom-Pah Pah
(1960) (uncredited)
Words and Music by Lionel Bart
Sung by Shani Wallis and Chorus
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One of the best musicals ever!
25 February 2001 | by (León, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Before watching the movie I read the original novel, and I was not disappointed at all about the adaptation. The movie is really faithful to the spirit of Dickens narrative, but adds a new dimension to it by means of great music and songs.


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