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Oliver Twist (1933)

Passed | | Drama | 28 February 1933 (USA)
An orphan boy in 1830's London is abused in a workhouse, then falls into the clutches of a gang of thieves.

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

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Not a man, woman or child will ever forget the marvelous performance, the wistfulness, charm and heart gripping appeal of Dickie Moore as "Oliver Twist" Charles Dickens' immortal story LIVES! Unfailing in its new appeal...it is a talking picture every member of the family should see. See more »

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El hijo de la parroquia  »

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(Balsley & Phillips Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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An adaptation of the novel was announced in the trade papers on January 25, 1930, as an M-G-M Production, with Harry Rapf attached as producer and Lionel Barrymore as director. See more »

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When Oliver is scrubbing the workhouse dining room floor, he looks up and smiles at the camera just before the bell goes for breakfast. See more »

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[first lines]
Oliver's Mother: My baby, my boy. I want to see him.
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The Dickens Is in the Details
9 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

When it was obvious talking pictures were not going to be a fad, it was time to make sound versions of Charles Dickens' classics. In this case, the adaptation of "Oliver Twist" (1922) starring Jackie Coogan and Lon Chaney appears have been the inspiration. This revision comes from the low-budget "Monogram" studios and, while this is clearly what they would have considered a prestige production, today it comes across as cheap.

There was obviously no time for the director and performers to do more than block scenes. Some of it looks like a dress rehearsal. Most unapprised of all is "Little Rascal" Dickie Moore in the title role. However, "Oliver Twist" is actually a very difficult role to play. You have to be a young boy who can play it without gin, sex, or a beard to twirl.

***** Oliver Twist (2/28/33) William J. Cowen ~ Dickie Moore, Irving Pichel, William 'Stage' Boyd, Doris Lloyd


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