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Oliver Twist (1982)

The classic Charles Dickens tale of an orphan boy who escapes the horrors of the orphanage only to be taken in by a band of thieves and pickpockets.

Director:

Clive Donner

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), James Goldman
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George C. Scott ... Fagin
Tim Curry ... Bill Sikes
Michael Hordern ... Mr. Brownlow
Timothy West ... Mr. Bumble
Eileen Atkins ... Mrs. Mann
Cherie Lunghi ... Nancy
Oliver Cotton ... Monks
Richard Charles ... Oliver Twist
Lysette Anthony ... Oliver's Mother
Eleanor David ... Rose Maylie
Philip Locke ... Mr. Sowerberry
Ann Beach Ann Beach ... Mrs. Sowerberry
Artro Morris Artro Morris ... Mr. Giles
John Barrard ... Dr. Losborne
Brenda Cowling Brenda Cowling ... Mrs. Bedwin
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Storyline

When his mother dies after childbirth, a poor orphaned boy named Oliver Twist (Richard Charles) is taken in Mr. Bumble's (Timothy West's) squalid workhouse to work his fingers to the bone. However, finding it impossible to cope with this cruel and inhumane way of living, the nine-year-old fugitive seeks shelter in the home of the Jewish moneylender and leader of a London gang of young pickpockets, Fagin (George C. Scott), only to reluctantly learn the tricks of the trade. Now, the ruthless thug, Bill Sikes (Tim Curry), has a new lucrative job in mind about the wealthy Mr. Brownlow's (Sir Michael Hordern's) expensive silverware, and he needs the innocent Oliver to carry out a difficult and dangerous task. Is this the beginning of Oliver's criminal life? Written by Nick Riganas

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The Celebrated Adaptation of the Beloved Novel. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Classic Christmas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In the U.S., this movie premiered on the "Hallmark Hall of Fame". See more »

Quotes

Noah Claypole: [Sowerberry has handed Claypoole mourning clothes, instructing him to give them to Oliver] But these are funeral clothes! You promised me the job of silent mourner!
Mr. Sowerberry: I never did. Besides, he has a much better face for it than you. He looks so sad.
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Alternate Versions

On the original VHS release, for unspecified reasons, the pivotal scene in which Oliver asks for more gruel (in this case for a starving friend) was completely cut, as were the scenes that immediately followed, with the workhouse selling Oliver to Mr. Sowerberry and Oliver's first day as Sowerberry's apprentice. This added up to ten minutes (almost to the exact second) of footage eliminated. See more »

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Version of Oliver Twist (1912) See more »

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" The World is a Dark place when you're a Poor Orphan "
15 November 2012 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

Considered the finest author of the Victorian Era, Charles Dickens wrote, among other novels, the story of " Oliver Twist. " Beginning in 1922, many film adaptations have depicted the horrific settings of the young waif and the dark misery of England's Workhouses. This version which stars' the multi-talented George C. Scott as Fagin, is the most memorable. If you have read the original novel published in 1837, you are fortunate. Further, this particular movie is indicative of the harsh, indeed, brutal life of poverty-stricken English children, described by the author. The cast of the movie is superb and includes, Richard Charles as Oliver, Tim Curry as murderous Bill Sikes, Michael Hordern as Mr. Brownlow and Oliver Cotton as the compassionate Nancy. All in all, this is the best film adaptation of Dickens' superior novel and a true Classic in every sense of the word. Easily recommended to all. ****


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