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Oliver Twist

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Overall 7
7.0

Not a bad adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic.

OllieSuave-007, IMDb
7 August 2014
  • Summary: This is the first movie adaptation I have seen of Charles Dickens' classic - a story where orphan boy Oliver Twist (Richard Charles) escapes the orphanage in England and end up being taken in by a band of thieves. From what I remember, this movie followed the novel pretty well, capturing the elements of the story such as the old English times, the sinisterness of Fagin (George C.
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Overall 8
8.0

" The World is a Dark place when you're a Poor Orphan "

thinker1691, IMDb
15 November 2012
  • Summary: Considered the finest author of the Victorian Era, Charles Dickens wrote, among other novels, the story of " Oliver Twist. " Beginning in 1922, many film adaptations have depicted the horrific settings of the young waif and the dark misery of England's Workhouses. This version which stars' the multi-talented George C. Scott as Fagin, is the most memorable. If you have read the original novel published in 1837, you are fortunate.
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Overall 8
8.0

Maybe too short and rushed, but it looks great and Coogan and Chaney are memorable

TheLittleSongbird, IMDb
27 June 2012
  • Summary: While not the best film version to me(the David Lean film), it is a very interesting one for reasons other than and as well as being silent. At 74 minutes though, I did think it was too short, and because it is such a lengthy and complicated novel with a lot going on, what was translated on screen, which was as much as possible seemingly, came across as too rushed with some characters disappearing before we even get to know them.
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Overall 7
7.0

Please Sir, I Want Some More...

Atreyu_II, IMDb
10 December 2011
  • Summary: This was the second "Oliver Twist" movie version I got to see. The first one I saw was the 1948 version. In comparison, I think that this 1933 version is neither inferior neither superior to the 1948 version, just different. It's an interesting alternative to the 1948 version, though, although (admittedly) that one is more detailed and more loyal to the book. The 1933 version moves at a faster pace. As a result, it is considerably shorter.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Twist of Jackie Coogan

wes-connors, IMDb
8 December 2011
  • Summary: In Victorian England, young "Oliver Twist" is born in poverty. His mother dies and his father is unaccounted for (assuming you know the story, this version drops hints). The innocent kid grows into Jackie Coogan (as Oliver Twist). A sprightly waif, young Coogan is sent to a workhouse and gets in trouble for requesting more gruel. Running away from abusive conditions, Coogan heads for "polluted" London.
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Overall 7
7.0

A Visually Beautiful Silent Film

madcardinal, IMDb
13 April 2011
  • Summary: I eagerly popped this DVD into my player because I've always been captivated by early still and motion photography. I was pleased with the beauty of this silent film: some scenes have a brownish color cast resembling a calotype while others look bluish like a cyanotype. This film follows the novel closely, so dickensians and purists should like it.
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Overall 7
7.0

"Get the boy freed"

Steffi_P, IMDb
30 March 2011
  • Summary: Oliver Twist, the novel by Charles Dickens, has had a long and unusual relationship with the cinema. Adapted numerous times (this 1922 feature was already at least the fifth), incorporating some major changes along the way which have since become accepted in future versions. Viewers today may be familiar the 1948 David Lean movie and the Lionel Bart musical, but these contain several key differences from the novel.
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Overall 8
8.0

Has its downsides, but overall a solid adaptation of a complicated book

TheLittleSongbird, IMDb
3 March 2010
  • Summary: In terms of Dickens dramatisations on televisions, this 2007 dramatisation of "Oliver Twist" is not as good as 2005's "Bleak House" or 2008's "Little Dorritt", both of which were outstanding. In terms of adaptations of this complicated book, it has its downsides but is a solid one.
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Overall 7
7.0

While the David Lean film is the definitive version, this adaptation has its flaws but is a solid and underrated one

TheLittleSongbird, IMDb
8 October 2009
  • Summary: I will tell you, the 1948 David Lean film is magnificent, and the definitive version of Charles Dickens' classic novel. Now I liked this; it did have a decent script, director Clive Donner does more than acceptably portray the harshness of the Victorian era, and fluid camera-work considering it is noticeably lower budget an adaptation of the novel out of all the adaptations I have seen.
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Overall 7
7.0

an entertaining adaptation

kidboots, IMDb
26 August 2009
  • Summary: "Oliver Twist" certainly proved to Monogram that even an independent studio could make good films based on classic literature. It paved the way for Monogram and they made several films from well known classic novels - "Black Beauty" (1933), "Jane Eyre" (1934), and "The Moonstone" (1934), even moving on to Gene Stratton Porter "A Girl of the Limberlost" (1934) (a huge moneymaker for them) and "Keeper of the Flame" (1935).
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