6.3/10
32
2 user
An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director:

J. Stuart Blackton

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), Eugene Mullin
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Oliver Twist I (1912)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An orphan in early 19th century England escapes the poorhouse only to fall among a gang of pickpockets in London.

Stars: Nat C. Goodwin, Vinnie Burns, Charley Rogers
Oliver Twist I (1922)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: Frank Lloyd
Stars: Jackie Coogan, James A. Marcus, Aggie Herring
Oliver Twist (TV Mini-Series 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The adventures of the orphaned Oliver Twist in Victorian London.

Stars: William Miller, Adam Arnold, Ryan Barr
Oliver Twist (1933)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An orphan boy in 1830's London is abused in a workhouse, then falls into the clutches of a gang of thieves.

Director: William J. Cowen
Stars: Dickie Moore, Irving Pichel, William 'Stage' Boyd
Oliver Twist (1916)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: James Young
Stars: Marie Doro, Edythe Chapman, Tully Marshall
Oliver Twist (1907)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton
Stars: Elita Proctor Otis
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Beedle courts a workhouse matron.

Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

"Charles Ross and Mabel Fenton, who are very prominent in vaudeville and burlesque, in their thrilling sketch taken from Dickens's novel 'Oliver Twist.'"

Stars: Mabel Fenton, Charles J. Ross
Oliver Twist II (1912)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: Thomas Bentley
Stars: Ivy Millais, John McMahon, Harry Royston
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Edith Storey ... Oliver
William Humphrey ... Fagin
Elita Proctor Otis ... Nancy Sykes
Edit

Storyline

A woman arrives with her baby to a nursing home. She is very sick and dies soon afterwards. The infant, called Oliver Twist, is placed in an orphanage. Some years later the young Oliver, at a meal in the dining hall, dares to ask for some more food. He is punished for his audacity, and runs away from the orphanage. On the road he meets the Artful Dodger, a young pickpocket, who brings him to Fagin's den. Fagin, the old leader of a juvenile gang, orders the boys to teach Oliver their trade. They fail to pickpocket the wealthy Mr. Brownlow, and flee away, leaving the innocent Oliver behind. Mr. Brownlow adopts Oliver. When Oliver, in his new fine clothes, goes on an errand, he is recaptured by the criminals Bill and Nancy Sykes, who bring him back to Fagin. Bill forces Oliver to help him in a burglary, but the attempt goes wrong, and Oliver is once more under the care of his benefactors. The kindhearted Nancy feels sorry for Oliver, and has a secret meeting with Mr. Brownlow to warn him... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

1 May 1909 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twist Olivér See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Oliver Twist (1916) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A World In Turmoil
1 September 2006 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Dickens' OLIVER TWIST is lovingly filmed for the screen by Vitagraph co-head, Blackton. A good deal of money has obviously been spent on costume and sets, but it is evident that Blackton was not concerned with the major changes in the industry that Griffith was wreaking at the Biograph Studios in Manhattan and that, indeed, were going on in New Jersey at the Edison Studios. The sets are clearly stage flats; the actors emote in a stagy fashion that was already a bit old fashioned; and the world of Oliver Twist fits snugly into a proscenium arch. Within two years, Blackton would largely retreat to the business office and Vitagraph would begin to produce some innovations of its own, but in an industry undergoing such rapid changes, two years was little short of eternity.

One advance worth noting is the crediting of a performer on screen: Elita Proctor Otis as Nancy. Miss Otis had a career on Broadway that spanned about 25 years and apparently Blackton wanted her badly enough to offer her a screen credit. It is the earliest one I have seen, giving her a good claim to being the first screen star.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed