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Oliver! (1968)

After being sold to a mortician, young orphan Oliver Twist runs away and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fagin
... Nancy
... Bill Sikes
... Bumble
... Oliver
... The Artful Dodger
... Magistrate
... Mr. Brownlow
... Mrs. Bumble
... Sowerberry
Hylda Baker ... Mrs. Sowerberry
... Noah Claypole
... Mrs. Bedwin
... Bet
Wensley Pithey ... Dr. Grimwig
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Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Drama | Family | Musical

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Release Date:

27 September 1968 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Oliver  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,800,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,000,000, 31 January 1980
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(35 mm optical prints)| (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| (Westrex Recording System) (35 mm magnetic prints)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Nancy asks Bill if he loves her and Bill says, "Of course I do, I live with you, don't I", that line was ad-libbed by Shani Wallis and Oliver Reed, because Reed was walking through a very tough neighborhood one day and heard a woman saying, "Don't you love me" and a man saying, "Of course I do, I fucks you, don't I" Reed wanted to use it in the movie, but director Carol Reed wouldn't let him, so they used it, but changed it to "live with". See more »

Goofs

Charlotte the young girl who works as a maid at the Sowerberry's funeral parlor has the hairstyle that wasn't common for women until the late 1960s/1970s. See more »

Quotes

Boy: Fagin, this sausage is moldy!
Fagin: Shut up and drink your gin.
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Connections

Referenced in Life Itself (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Reviewing the Situation
(1960) (uncredited)
Words and Music by Lionel Bart
Sung by Ron Moody
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Wonderful!
2 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

I took part in a little mini production of this when I was a bout 8 at school and my mum bought the video for me. I've loved it ever since!! When I was younger, it was the songs and spectacular dance sequences that I enjoyed but since I've watched it when I got older, I appreciate more the fantastic acting and character portrayal. Oliver Reed and Ron Moody were brilliant. I can't imagine anyone else playing Bill Sykes or Fagin. Shani Wallis' Nancy if the best character for me. She put up with so much for those boys, I think she's such a strong character and her final scene when... Well, you know... Always makes me cry! Best musical in my opinion of all time. It's lasted all this time, it will live on for many more years to come! 11/10!!


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