Directed by David Lean
United Kingdom
Time : 1h56
Cast : Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh
Cinematography : Guy Green
Screenplay : Charles Dickens, David Lean, Stanley Haynes
Music : Arnold Bax
Film editing : Jack Harris
Production : Ronald Neame



Oliver Twist has grown up in an orphanage under a regime of punishing discipline. At the age of 9, he is placed as an apprentice to an undertaker and coffin maker. Escaping the mistreatment he suffers there, he runs away to London where he falls into the hands of the infamous Fagin, who runs a gang of child pickpockets. A memorable adaptation of Charles Dickens’s novel.  


David Lean (1908-1991)

The most novelistic of the great filmmakers. This British director is the author of magnificent intimate dramas and great epics. Main titles: Brief Encounter (1945), Great Expectation (1946), Oliver Twist (1948), Summertime (1955), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Ryan’s Daughter (1970), A Passage to India (1984).