The immortal characters of Charles Dickens' classic novel, Oliver Twist...A penniless orphan in 17th century London - Poor but honest Oliver is fleeing the cruelty of the workhouse when he's forced in a band of young thieves headed by the notorious Fagin and the evil Bill Sikes. But when the greedy cutthroats threaten Oliver's only chance for happiness, the gentle-hearted boy must summon the courage to fight for his freedom and future.
A Screen Event To Be Remembered For All Time !
Did You Know?
For the scene where Bill Sikes appears in a doorway just as a tossed mug of beer lands in his direction, the trick was to keep the beer mug in focus as it sails through the air. See more
17 minutes into the film, Oliver is delivered for his apprenticeship and the old gentleman is holding a candle. As he approaches the door you can see an electric cable powering the "candle" being pulled quickly along by his feet. See more
Doctor Who Delivers Oliver
It's all over, Mrs. Thingummy.
The film did not premiere in the U.S. until 1951, after ten minutes of footage involving Alec Guinness
as Fagin had been cut, due to Jewish pressure groups who claimed that Guinness's portrayal was offensive and anti-Semitic. See more
Version of Twist
Camberwell Road on a Sunday Night
Music by Guy Warrack See more