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Oliver! (1968)

G 153 min - Drama, Family, Music - 26 September 1968
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Experience the high-spirited adventures of Oliver Twist in this Oscar®-winning musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale! Young Oliver (Mark Lester) is an orphan who escapes the cheerless life of the workhouse and takes to the streets of 19th-Century London. He's immediately taken in by a band of street urchins, headed by the lovable villain, Fagin (Ron Moody), his fiendish henchman, Bill Sikes (Oliver Reed), and his loyal apprentice, The Artful Dodger (Jack Wild). Through his education in the fine points of pick-pocketing, Oliver makes away with an unexpected treasure... a home and a family of his own. Set to a heartfelt score that includes such favorites as "Consider Yourself," "Where Is Love?" and "As Long As He Needs Me," OLIVER! leads us on a journey in search of love, belonging and honor among thieves. Winner of six Academy Awards® (1968), including Best Picture and Best Score, OLIVER! will steal your heart!

Director:  Carol Reed
Stars:  Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed, Harry Secombe, Mark Lester, Jack Wild, Hugh Griffith, Joseph O'Conor, Peggy Mount, Leonard Rossiter, Hylda Baker, Kenneth Cranham, Megs Jenkins, Sheila White, Wensley Pithey, James Hayter, Elizabeth Knight, Fred Emney, Norman Mitchell

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Experience the high-spirited adventures of Oliver Twist in this Oscar®-winning musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale! Young Oliver (Mark Lester) is an orphan who escapes the cheerless life of the workhouse and takes to the streets of 19th-Century London. He's immediately taken in by a band of street urchins, headed by the lovable villain, Fagin (Ron Moody), his fiendish henchman, Bill Sikes (Oliver Reed), and his loyal apprentice, The Artful Dodger (Jack Wild). Through his education in the fine points of pick-pocketing, Oliver makes away with an unexpected treasure... a home and a family of his own. Set to a heartfelt score that includes such favorites as "Consider Yourself," "Where Is Love?" and "As Long As He Needs Me," OLIVER! leads us on a journey in search of love, belonging and honor among thieves. Winner of six Academy Awards® (1968), including Best Picture and Best Score, OLIVER! will steal your heart!



Tagline: Much Much More Than a Musical!

Genres: Drama, Family, Music

Details

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Country:   United Kingdom
Language:  English
Release Date:  26 September 1968

Box Office

Budget:  $10,000,000
Revenue:  $37,402,877

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Warwick Film Productions, Romulus Films

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 33 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR — Ron Moody {“Fagin”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Jack Wild {“The Artful Dodger”}
ART DIRECTION — Art Direction: John Box, Terence Marsh; Set Decoration: Vernon Dixon, Ken Muggleston – WON
CINEMATOGRAPHY — Oswald Morris
COSTUME DESIGN — Phyllis Dalton
DIRECTING — Carol Reed – WON
FILM EDITING — Ralph Kemplen
MUSIC (Score of a Musical Picture–original or adaptation) — Adaptation score by John Green – WON
BEST PICTURE — John Woolf, Producer – WON
SOUND — Shepperton Studio Sound Department – WON
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — Vernon Harris

HONORARY AWARD
To Onna White for her outstanding choreography achievement for Oliver!


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