Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Director: David Lean Cast: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh

DVD (Black & White / Mono / Dolby 5.1)

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David Lean's adaptation of Oliver Twist is given the deluxe treatment from The Criterion Collection on this DVD. The disc offers a standard full-frame image that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles specifically designed for the deaf and hearing-impaired are available. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer. This classic film gets the home video release it deserves with this disc, which is recommended for anyone interested in classic movies.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/12/1999
UPC: 0037429128121
Original Release: 1948
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 20,887

Special Features

The original theatrical trailer; Subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Newton Bill Sikes
Alec Guinness Fagin
Kay Walsh Nancy Sikes
Francis L. Sullivan Mr. Bumble
John Howard Davies Oliver Twist
Anthony Newley Artful Dodger
Mary Clare Mrs. Corney
Ralph Truman Monk
Josephine Stuart Oliver's Mother
Gibb McLaughlin Mr. Sowerberry
Kathleen Harrison Mrs. Sowerberry
Amy Veness Mrs. Bedwin
W.G. Fay Bookseller
Maurice Denham Chief of Police
Ivor Barnard Chairman of the Board
Peter Bull Landlord of "Three Cripples"
Frederick Lloyd Mr. Grimwig
Edie Martin Annie
Kenneth Downey Workhouse Master
Deirdre Doyle Mrs. Thingummy
Michael Dear Noah Claypole
Maurice Jones Workhouse Doctor
Diana Dors Charlotte
Henry Edwards Police Official
Hattie Jacques Singer
Henry Stephenson Mr. Brownlow

Technical Credits
David Lean Director,Screenwriter
Arnold Bax Score Composer
John Bryan Set Decoration/Design
Margaret Furse Costumes/Costume Designer
Stanley Grant Special Effects
Guy Green Cinematographer
Jack Harris Editor
Anthony Havelock-Allan Producer
Stanley Haynes Screenwriter
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Ronald Neame Producer
Joan Suttie Special Effects

Scene Index

0. Chapters
1. Logos [:19]
2. Opening Titles [1:21]
3. The Parish Workhouse [3:19]
4. Birth And Death [3:29]
5. Oliver's Presentation To The Board [3:45]
6. "Please Sir, I Want Some More" [3:19]
7. Apprentice To Mr. Sowerberry, The Undertaker [4:23]
8. Old Sally's Bit Of News [6:22]
9. Oliver Defends His Mother's Name [6:26]
10. Lessons In Trade From Fagin And The Artful Dodger [6:44]
11. Oliver's First Shilling [3:17]
12. The Great Chase [3:08]
13. Mr. Sykes And Nancy [3:16]
14. Courtroom Drama [3:23]
15. Olilver Awakens In Heaven [3:46]
16. Mr. And Mrs. Bumble [2:32]
17. A Deal With Monks [1:25]
18. Oliver's Capture [8:04]
19. Nancy Attacks Fagin [6:36]
20. A Spy Among Spies [7:02]
21. Special Work For The Arful Dodger [5:46]
22. A Killing [5:29]
23. Syke's Demons Pay A Visit [3:38]
24. Brownlow Takes Charge [4:46]
25. Dog Chase [2:53]
26. Honor Among Thieves [3:19]
27. Oliver's Safe Return [6:51]
28. End Credits [:54]

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Oliver Twist 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want a great movie from one of the great directors of all time (david lean).a jem of an actor in alec guinness,and one of the best authors ever (charles dickens).this is it.an outstanding movie to share with friends and family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
when i was a little girl my aunt took me to go see the play olvier twist i was amazed at what a great job the actors did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As I said in the title, this is the best ever film-version of a Dickens novel. Oliver Twist expertly tells the story of this enormous novel in less than two hours' screen time. We start with baby Oliver left on the doorstep of an orphanage by his unwed mother. Proving a difficult charge to the wicked orphanage official, Oliver is sold into a job as an undertaker's apprentice. He then runs away and joins a gang of street urchins, led by master pickpocket Fagin . Oliver is rescued from this life; but, with the help of Bill Sikes, Fagin abducts Oliver. Sikes' girl friend Nancy does all she can to restores Oliver to his home. This leads to Oliver going home, but to her death.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago