David Lean. UK, 1948 VOSE. 116'.
Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens about the adventures of an orphan boy in 19th-century England. The film was distributed in the 1940s by the prestigous Rank Organisation, and is considered to be a great example of a film adaptation of a literary work. For its absolute fidelity to the grim and menacing portrayal of the children the film remains the benchmark of the many that have been made based on this work. A physically unrecognizable Alec Guinness plays the role of the evil Fagin.