Winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, Oliver! remains one of the greatest and grandest movie musicals in cinema history. Updating the Charles Dickens classic via Lionel Bart’s blockbuster West End musical, the timeless tale is told through a series of unforgettable songs and dance set pieces, following 9-year-old runaway orphan Oliver Twist (a fantastic Mark Lester), who becomes ensnared with a gang of young pickpockets on the streets of London. Featuring pitch-perfect supporting performances from Ron Moody, Oliver Reed, Harry Secombe, Jack Wild, and Shani Wallis, Oliver! is best experienced on the big screen!
“Oliver! has been made by people who know how; it’s a civilized motion picture, not only emotionally satisfying but so satisfyingly crafted that we can sit back and enjoy” – Pauline Kael, The New Yorker
“Sir Carol Reed’s Oliver! is a treasure of a movie. It is very nearly universal entertainment, one of those rare films like The Wizard of Oz that appeals in many ways to all sorts of people. It will be immediately exciting to the children, I think, because of the story and the unforgettable Dickens characters. Adults will like it for the sweep and zest of its production. And as a work of popular art, it will stand the test of time, I guess. It is as well-made as a film can be.” – Roger Ebert
- Carol Reed
- Ron Moody, Oliver Reed, Harry Secombe, Shani Wallis, Mark Lester, Jack Wild
- Running Time
- 153 minutes