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Oliver Twist (1922)

Not Rated | | Drama | 30 October 1922 (USA)
An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director:

Frank Lloyd

Writers:

Walter Anthony (titles), Charles Dickens (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Coogan ... Oliver Twist
James A. Marcus ... Mr. Bumble (as James Marcus)
Aggie Herring Aggie Herring ... Mrs. Corney
Lewis Sargent Lewis Sargent ... Noah Claypole
Joan Standing Joan Standing ... Charlotte
Carl Stockdale ... Monks
Edouard Trebaol Edouard Trebaol ... The Artful Dodger
Lon Chaney ... Fagin
Taylor Graves Taylor Graves ... Charley Bates
George Siegmann ... Bill Sikes
Gladys Brockwell ... Nancy
Lionel Belmore ... Mr. Brownlow
Florence Hale Florence Hale ... Mrs. Bedwin
Joseph Hazelton ... Mr. Grimwig
Gertrude Claire ... Mrs. Maylie
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Storyline

Oliver's mother, a penniless outcast, died giving birth to him. As a young boy Oliver is brought up in a workhouse, later apprenticed to an uncaring undertaker, and eventually is taken in by a gang of thieves who befriend him for their own purposes. All the while, there are secrets from Oliver's family history waiting to come to light. Written by Snow Leopard

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8 Great reels that make you ask for more. Will Hays says Jackie Coogan Films are the sort the World needs. (Print Ad- Wyoming County Times, ((Warsaw NY)) 20 December 1923) See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1922 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Olivier Twist See more »

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Budget:

$175,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Sol Lesser admitted that the original master of "Oliver Twist" was burned for its silver nitrate content worth $80. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Twist: Do you live in London?
The Artful Dodger: Yes, when I'm home. I suppose you want some place to sleep tonight and eat... Don't fret your eyelids on that score.
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Alternate Versions

The restored version has been color tinted and includes a musical setting thanks to John Muri. See more »

Connections

Version of A Modern Oliver Twist (1906) See more »

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A Visually Beautiful Silent Film
13 April 2011 | by madcardinalSee all my reviews

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. Lon Chaney is convincing as Fagin, and child star Jackie Coogan - who enjoyed a resurgence later as Uncle Fester on "The Addams Family" - earns the sympathy of the viewer. There are the usual histrionics for this period: this is a silent film, and so they come with the territory. Highly recommended to those who like silent films. A must-see for Dickens devotees and Chaney completists.


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