Oliver Twist

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Expressionistic noir photography suffuses David Lean’s Oliver Twist with a nightmarish quality, fitting its bleak, industrial setting. In Dickens’ classic tale, an orphan wends his way from cruel apprenticeship to den of thieves in search of a true home. read more
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Expressionistic noir photography suffuses David Lean’s Oliver Twist with a nightmarish quality, fitting its bleak, industrial setting. In Dickens’ classic tale, an orphan wends his way from cruel apprenticeship to den of thieves in search of a true home. Here Alec Guinness is the quintessential Fagin, his controversial performance fully restored in Criterion’s digital transfer.

Original Release

10/15/1948

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Cast

Directors

David Lean

Writers

David Lean, Charles Dickens, Stanley Haynes, Eric Ambler, Kay Walsh

Cast

Alec Guinness Fagin
Kay Walsh Nancy
John Howard Davies Oliver Twist
Robert Newton Bill Sykes
Francis L. Sullivan Mr. Bumble
Henry Stephenson Mr. Brownlow
Mary Clare Mrs. Corney
Anthony Newley Artful Dodger
Ralph Truman Monks
Michael Dear Noah Claypole
Diana Dors Charlotte
Peter Bull Landlord of 'Three Cripples'
Amy Veness Mrs. Bedwin
Josephine Stuart Oliver's Mother
Kathleen Harrison Mrs Sowerberry
Henry Edwards Police Official
Maurice Denham Chief of Police
Gibb McLaughlin Mr. Sowerberry
Frederick Lloyd Mr. Grimwig
Ivor Barnard Chairman of the Board

Producers

Editors

Jack Harris

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