11 Nominations / 6 Wins
Year 1968
Director Carol Reed
Writer Vernon Harris
Starring Mark Lester, Jack Wild, Oliver Reed
41st Academy Awards

Oliver! is a 1968 British musical drama directed by Carol Reed and based on the stage musical of the same name, with book, music and lyrics written by Lionel Bart. The screenplay was written by Vernon Harris. Both the film and play are based on Charles Dickens' novel "Oliver Twist". Filmed in Shepperton Film Studio in Surrey, the film was a Romulus Films production and was distributed internationally by Columbia Pictures.


Special and Honorary Awards

41st Academy Awards, 1968
Honorary AwardOnna White for her outstanding choreography achievement for Oliver!



Oliver Twist is sold to a Dunstable undertaker after asking for more dinner at the orphanage. Escaping to London he is taken in by Fagin to join his gang of child pickpockets. Wrongly accused of a theft he meets a more kindly gentleman who takes him in, to the concern of one of Fagin's old pupils, the violent Bill Sykes. In the middle is Nancy, Sykes' girl whom Oliver has come to trust.


Oliver! - Trailer 1968 41st Oscar Best Picture-0

Oliver! - Trailer 1968 41st Oscar Best Picture-0



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