Original Title: Oliver!
Year of Release: 1968
Genres: Musical; Historical Drama; Family
Director: Carol Reed
Writer: Lionel Bart; Charles Dickens (based on the novel)
Main Cast: Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed, Harry Secombe, Mark Lester, Jack Wild, Hugh Griffith, Joseph O’Conor, Peggy Mount, Leonard Rossiter, Hylda Baker
69/100 of A Decade Called 1960s: 2018-19 Edition
The lavishly expensive, Best Picture-winning adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous novel is not so much different from most musicals of the late Golden Era of musicals. It has catchy tunes, pretty colors and sets, extravagant costumes for larger than life characters, and an elongated runtime.
Like most adaptations of Oliver Twist, the first half is much stronger than the second, which drags on to…