copy to clipboard


Plugin not supported.
Pro reviews
Original title
Running time
153 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Vernon Harris (Novel: Charles Dickens)
Lionel Bart, Johnny Green
Oswald Morris
Romulus, Warwick Film Productions
Musical. Drama | Childhood. Poverty. 19th Century
Movie Groups
Charles Dickens Adaptations | Oliver Twist
Synopsis / Plot
Adaptation of Lionel Bart's musical version of the Dickens classic. Oliver (Mark Lester) is a nine-year-old orphan who's sold to an undertaker by workhouse officials for objecting to his scant rations; he soon manages to escape from bondage and make his way to London. There he's befriended by the precocious Artful Dodger (Jack Wild), a pickpocket who belongs to a gang of youthful thieves run by Fagin (Ron Moody), a veteran cutpurse. This criminal mentor admits Oliver to his academy of larceny, introducing him also to the brutish Bill Sikes (Oliver Reed) and Sikes's kind-hearted wife, Nancy (Shani Wallis). As time passes, Nancy becomes almost a mother to Oliver, and when the resentful Sikes falsely accuses the boy of stealing from the gang, it's time for the orphan to speak up and find out who his friends are.
1968: 5 Academy Awards (+1 honorary): including best Movie and Director. 11 Nominations
1968: Golden Globes: Best Movie and Actor - Comedy or Musical (Moody). 5 nominations
1968: BAFTA Awards: 8 Nominations including Best Film and Director
1968: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Film & Best Director
1968: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
Critics' reviews
Movie Soulmates' ratings
Register so you can access movie recommendations tailored to your movie taste.
Friends' ratings
Register so you can check out ratings by your friends, family members, and like-minded members of the FA community.
Ranking Lists Position
Is the synopsis/plot summary missing? Do you want to report a spoiler, error or omission? Please send us a message.
If you are not a registered user please send us an email to

All copyrighted material (movie posters, DVD covers, stills, trailers) and trademarks belong to their respective producers and/or distributors.

For US ratings information please visit:
FAQs | Privacy policy / use conditions | Privacy configuration
© 2002-2021 Filmaffinity - Movieaffinity | Filmaffinity is a movie recommendation site based on the concept of Movie Soulmates.
We are an independent movie lovers club worldwide with 646.000 users + 133.000.000 ratings. Not related to any Media or Corporation.
All Rights Reserved | Movie Soulmates™ is a Registered Trademark