Oliver Twist – Criterion [DVD] (1948) *NEW*

Oliver Twist – Criterion [DVD] (1948) *NEW*


Dickens’ London waif is pressed into Fagin’s street gang led by bully Bill Sikes and the Artful Dodger. Directed by David Lean.

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When 9-year-old orphan Oliver Twist (John Howard Davies) dares to ask his cruel taskmaster, Mr. Bumble (Francis L. Sullivan), for a second serving of gruel, he's hired out as an apprentice. Escaping that dismal fate, young Oliver falls in with the street urchin known as the Artful Dodger (Anthony Newley) and his criminal mentor, Fagin (Alec Guinness). When kindly Mr. Brownlow (Henry Stephenson) takes Oliver in, Fagin's evil henchman Bill Sikes (Robert Newton) plots to kidnap the boy.
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Oliver Twist
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Directed by David Lean
Produced by Ronald Neame
Anthony Havelock-Allan
Written by David Lean
Stanley Haynes
Based on Oliver Twist
1837 novel
by Charles Dickens
Starring Alec Guinness
Robert Newton
Kay Walsh
John Howard Davies
Anthony Newley
Music by Arnold Bax
Cinematography Guy Green
Edited by Jack Harris
Distributed by General Film Distributors(UK),
Eagle-LionUnited Artists(USA, 1951)
Release date
22 June 1948 (London)
Running time
116 minutes (UK)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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Weight 0.4 lbs
Dimensions 5.3 × 0.5 × 7.3 in


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