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Oliver! (1968)

After being sold to a mortician, young orphan Oliver Twist runs away and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hylda Baker ...
Mrs. Bedwin
Wensley Pithey ...
Dr. Grimwig


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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"OLIVER!" is the Best Picture of the Year! [post-Oscar] See more »


Drama | Family | Musical


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Release Date:

27 September 1968 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Oliver  »


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,000,000, 31 January 1980
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Sound Mix:

(35 mm optical prints)| (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| (Westrex Recording System) (35 mm magnetic prints)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Additional orchestrator Eric Rogers did all of the orchestrations for the original stage production of "Oliver!" See more »


During the "Who will buy" scene, the military band march in followed by soldiers. However when they march off screen the soldiers are leading the band. See more »


Fagin: [singing] A wife you can keep, anyway/ I'd rather sleep, anyway.
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Referenced in Sigmund and the Sea Monsters: The Wild Weekend (1973) See more »


Boy for Sale
(1960) (uncredited)
Words and Music by Lionel Bart
Sung by Harry Secombe
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One of the best musicals ever!
25 February 2001 | by 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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