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Oliver Twist ()


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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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John Howard Davies ...
Oliver Twist
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Bill Sykes
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Fagin
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Nancy
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Mr. Bumble
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Mr. Brownlow
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Mrs. Corney
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Artful Dodger
Josephine Stuart ...
Oliver's Mother
Ralph Truman ...
Monks
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Mrs Sowerberry
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Mr. Sowerberry
Amy Veness ...
Mrs. Bedwin
Frederick Lloyd ...
Mr. Grimwig
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Police Official
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Chairman of the Board
Maurice Denham ...
Chief of Police
Michael Dear ...
Noah Claypole
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Barney
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Landlord of 'Three Cripples'
Deidre Doyle ...
Mrs. Thingummy
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Charlotte
Kenneth Downey ...
Workhouse Master (as Kenneth Downy)
W.G. Fay ...
Bookseller
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Annie
Fay Middleton ...
Martha
Graveley Edwards ...
Mr.Fang
John Potter ...
Charlie Bates
Maurice Jones ...
Workhouse Doctor
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Singer at 'Three Cripples'
Betty Paul ...
Singer at 'Three Cripples'
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Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
Albert Chevalier ...
Courtroom Policeman (uncredited)
Erik Chitty ...
Workhouse Board Member (uncredited)
Arthur Mullard ...
Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
Nosher Powell ...
Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
Eustace Shipman ...
Doctor Who Delivers Oliver (uncredited)
Paul Stockman ...
Fagin's Gang Member (uncredited)
Dennis Wyndham ...
Man In Street Who Punches Oliver (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Lean

Written by

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Charles Dickens ... (by)
 
David Lean ... (screen play) and
Stanley Haynes ... (screen play)
 
Eric Ambler ... (contributor to screenplay) (uncredited)
 
Kay Walsh ... (contributor to screenplay) (uncredited)

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Ronald Neame ... producer

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Arnold Bax ... (as Sir Arnold Bax D. Mus. Master of the King's Musick)

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Guy Green ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Jack Harris

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Clive Donner ... second assistant editor (uncredited)

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Dennis Van Thal ... (uncredited)

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T. Hopewell Ash ... (uncredited)
Claude Momsay ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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Margaret Furse ... (costumes)

Makeup Department

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Stuart Freeborn ... makeup (as Stuart Freebourne)
George Blackler ... makeup associate (uncredited)
Biddy Chrystal ... hairdresser (uncredited)

Production Management

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Norman Spencer ... production manager
Pat MacDonnell ... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Bob McNaught ... assistant production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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George Pollock ... assistant director
Chuck Simpson ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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John Bryan ... sets designed by
T. Hopewell Ash ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Claude Mauncy ... set dresser (uncredited)
Geoffrey Woodward ... assistant art director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Stanley Lambourne ... sound recordist
Gordon K. McCallum ... sound recordist
Winston Ryder ... sound editor
George Paternoster ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Stanley Grant ... special effects
Joan Suttie ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Les Bowie ... matte painter (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Oswald Morris ... camera operator
Jim Body ... focus puller (uncredited)
John Godar ... focus puller (uncredited)
Alan Hume ... focus puller (uncredited)
Charles Trigg ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dorothy Edwards ... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)
Bob Rayner ... wardrobe master (uncredited)

Music Department

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Harriet Cohen ... the "Oliver" themes played by
Muir Mathieson ... conductor
The Philharmonia Orchestra ... the "Oliver" themes played by (as the Philharmonia Orchestra of London)
John Huntley ... music staff (uncredited)

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J. Arthur Rank ... presenter (as J.Arthur Rank)
Maggie Unsworth ... continuity (as Margaret Sibley)
Wenham Bill ... production assistant (uncredited)
Stuart Chant ... publicist (uncredited)
Iris Dalton ... production secretary (uncredited)
Vicky Fuggle ... production secretary (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist 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 Alec Guinness's masterly performance of arch-thug Fagin. Written by Jenny Evans

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Also Known As
  • Oliver (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Оливър Туист (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Оливер Твист (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Twist Olivér (Hungary)
  • Iztirap Çocugu (Turkey, Turkish title)
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  • 116 min
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Trivia Banned on inital release in both Israel and Egypt; in Israel for being anti-Semitic, and in Egypt for making Fagin too sympathetic. See more »
Goofs In the workhouse, after Oliver eats the gruel, his piece of bread remains on the right side of the dish. Soon after the piece of bread is in front of his dish. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Flesh and the Fiends (1960). See more »
Soundtracks My Hat, It Has Three Corners See more »
Quotes Oliver Twist: Please, sir, I want some more.
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