Oliver Twist 1933 MOVIE
1HR 10 MINS
Oliver Twist is a 1933 in film American film directed by William J. Cowen. It is an adaptation of Charles Dickens's popular novel Oliver Twist and was the first sound version of the classic. It stars Irving Pichel as Fagin, Dickie Moore (actor) as Oliver, Doris Lloyd as Nancy, and William "Stage" Boyd as Bill Sikes. Pichel played Fagin without resorting to any mannerisms which could be construed as offensive.
Released by Monogram Pictures, the film was made on an extremely low budget. It never really achieved much success and was out of circulation for many years, but resurfaced on television in the 1980s.
An orphan boy in 1830's London is abused in a workhouse, then falls into the clutches of a gang of thieves.
Differences from novel
Despite the fact that the Sowerberrys and Noah Claypole appear in the cast list, the entire Sowerberry sequence is omitted from this film, as is Monks, Oliver's half-brother. Rose Maylie becomes Brownlow's daughter in this version, and it is Brownlow's house that Sikes attempts to rob. It is possible that early releases of this film did include Noah Claypole and the Sowerberrys.
Dickie Moore (actor) as Oliver Twist
Irving Pichel as Fagin
William "Stage" Boyd as Bill Sikes
Doris Lloyd as Nancy Sikes
Alec B. Francis as Mr. Brownlow
Barbara Kent as Rose Maylie
Sonny Ray as The Artful Dodger
George K. Arthur as Toby Crackit
George Nash (actor) as Charles Bates
Clyde Cook (actor) as Chitfing
Lionel Belmore as Mr. Bumble
Tempe Pigott as Mrs. Corney
Nelson McDowell as Sowerberry
Virginia Sale as Mrs. Sowerberry
Harry Holman as Grimwig
Bobby Nelson (actor) as Noah Claypole