Based on the Charles Dickens novel, this movie is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Oliver is taken in by the pickpocket and he joins a household of young boys who are trained to steal for their master. This version of Oliver Twist is topped by Sir Alec Guinness' masterly performance of archthug Fagin.
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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
Do you know who I am?
I'm Mr Noah Claypole and you're under me so don't you forget it!
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
Referenced in MADtv: Episode #15.4
Camberwell Road on a Sunday Night
Music by Guy Warrack See more