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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Ron Moody
Shani Wallis
Oliver Reed
Harry Secombe
Jack Wild
Clive Moss
Mark Lester
Directors
Carol Reed
Screenwriters
Charles Dickens
Lionel Bart
Vernon Harris
Running Time
146 minutes

Oliver!
A good old-fashioned cockerny knees-up


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Plot
Charles Dickens famous novel of a small boy, Oliver Twist, who escapes from a poor house to join a gang of pickpockets on the London streets as led by the conniving Fagin, adapted as a fully-fledged musical.


Verdict
Even if you're not a 'fan' of the musicals, Oliver is so witty, so bright and so endearing that even the iciest viewer should start melting in it's corona.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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