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Oliver! (1968)

Young Oliver Twist runs away from an orphanage and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.

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Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Drama | Family | Musical

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 September 1968 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,800,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,000,000, 31 January 1980
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(35 mm optical prints)| (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| (Westrex Recording System) (35 mm magnetic prints)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Carol Reed had Shirley Bassey in mind for Nancy, but his choice was rejected by Hollywood studio bosses who felt that the public was not ready for a Black Nancy. See more »

Goofs

Charlotte the young girl who works as a maid at the Sowerberry's funeral parlor has the hairstyle that wasn't common for women until the late 1960s/1970s. See more »

Quotes

Sowerberry: Well, having a rest Mr. Bumble?
Noah Claypole: He's sitting on Oliver.
Sowerberry: Quite right, we must all sit on Oliver.
Mrs. Sowerberry: Have you been drinking again?
Sowerberry: [wistfully] I met a friend in the cemetery...
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Connections

Referenced in Love Camp 7 (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Is Love?
(1960) (uncredited)
Words and Music by Lionel Bart
Sung by Kathe Green
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Frequently Asked Questions

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One of the best musicals ever!
25 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

Before watching the movie I read the original novel, and I was not disappointed at all about the adaptation. The movie is really faithful to the spirit of Dickens narrative, but adds a new dimension to it by means of great music and songs.


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