Oliver Twist (1933 film)

Oliver Twist

Dickie Moore as Oliver Twist
Directed by William J. Cowen
Produced by I.E. Chadwick
Written by Charles Dickens (novel Oliver Twist)
Elizabeth Meehan (writer)
Based on Oliver Twist
by Charles Dickens
Starring Dickie Moore
Irving Pichel
Doris Lloyd
William "Stage" Boyd
Cinematography J. Roy Hunt
Edited by Carl Pierson
Release dates
  • February 28, 1933 (1933-02-28)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Oliver Twist is a 1933 American Pre-Code film directed by William J. Cowen. It is the earliest sound version of Charles Dickens's novel of the same name. It stars Dickie Moore as Oliver, Irving Pichel as Fagin, Doris Lloyd as Nancy, and William "Stage" Boyd as Bill Sikes. Pichel played Fagin without resorting to any mannerisms which could be construed as offensive.

Released by Monogram Pictures, the film was made on an extremely low budget. It never really achieved much success and was out of circulation for many years, but resurfaced on television in the 1980s.

Plot summary

An orphan boy in 1830s London is abused in a workhouse, then falls into the clutches of a gang of thieves.


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