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Oliver Twist (1922)

Not Rated | | Drama | 30 October 1922 (USA)
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.

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Frank Lloyd

Writers:

Walter Anthony (titles), Charles Dickens (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Coogan ... Oliver Twist
James A. Marcus James A. Marcus ... Mr. Bumble (as James Marcus)
Aggie Herring Aggie Herring ... Mrs. Corney
Lewis Sargent Lewis Sargent ... Noah Claypole
Joan Standing Joan Standing ... Charlotte
Carl Stockdale ... Monks
Edouard Trebaol ... The Artful Dodger
Lon Chaney ... Fagin
Taylor Graves Taylor Graves ... Charley Bates
George Siegmann ... Bill Sikes
Gladys Brockwell ... Nancy
Lionel Belmore ... Mr. Brownlow
Florence Hale Florence Hale ... Mrs. Bedwin
Joseph Hazelton ... Mr. Grimwig
Gertrude Claire ... Mrs. Maylie
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Storyline

Oliver's mother, a penniless outcast, died giving birth to him. As a young boy Oliver is brought up in a workhouse, later apprenticed to an uncaring undertaker, and eventually is taken in by a gang of thieves who befriend him for their own purposes. All the while, there are secrets from Oliver's family history waiting to come to light. Written by Snow Leopard

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8 Great reels that make you ask for more. Will Hays says Jackie Coogan Films are the sort the World needs. (Print Ad- Wyoming County Times, ((Warsaw NY)) 20 December 1923) See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1922 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Olivier Twist See more »

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Budget:

$175,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jackie Coogan described Lon Chaney as an acting thief who would steal scenes by any means possible. One day during filming, Coogan managed to achieve the same thing at his leading man's expense. After that, Chaney approached Coogan and said to him: "Hey kid, you're alright." See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Corney: Now don't be offended Mr. Bumble, but will you have just a little drop of the gin which I keep for medicinal purposes?
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Alternate Versions

The English titles have been reconstructed mainly by Sol Lesser and Jackie Coogan. See more »

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Agree with positive reviews by others. Highly recommend
7 August 2016 | by faax-43629See all my reviews

I highly recommend this movie: The narrative flows well, The set design and photography are wonderful and the acting is very good, especially Coogan & Chaney. The other extensive positive reviews are all on target. Bill Sikes is suitably dangerous and Nancy is pretty and sympathetic

The titles are used effectively given the complexity of Dickens' story. The early scenes, such as when Oliver is in the workhouse, are quite realistically portrayed. The workhouse scenes include some entertaining moments of comedy, but also show Oliver's courage and potential to take advantage of situations.

Fagin's thieves' den feels claustrophobic and Fagin''s creepily manipulative behaviors make you anxious for Oliver's escape. . The movie does not drag out the final scenes thus completing a very satisfying movie experience.


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