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Oliver Twist

David Lean's second Dickens adaptation, perhaps marginally less beguiling than Great Expectations, but still a moving and enjoyable account of Dickens' masterpiece, which gets off to a memorable start with Oliver's pregnant mother battling through the storm to reach the safety of the workhouse. The film tellingly recreates the horrors of Victorian slum life (the attractive if artificial sets atmospherically lit and shot by Guy Green), and is particularly noteworthy for Guinness' striking Fagin.

Release details

Rated: PG
Duration: 116 mins

Cast and crew

Director: David Lean
Screenwriter: David Lean, Stanley Haynes
Cast: John Howard Davies
Alec Guinness
Robert Newton
Kay Walsh
Francis L Sullivan
Henry Stephenson
Mary Clare
Anthony Newley
Kathleen Harrison
Diana Dors
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