Актеры: Robert Newton (as Bill Sikes), Alec Guinness (as Fagin), Kay Walsh (as Nancy), Francis L. Sullivan (as Mr. Bumble), John Howard Davies (as Oliver Twist), Henry Stephenson (as Mr. Brownlow), Mary Clare (as Mrs. Corney), Anthony Newley (as Artful Dodger), Josephine Stuart (as Oliver's Mother), Ralph Truman (as Monks), Kathleen Harrison (as Mrs. Sowerberry), Gibb McLaughlin (as Mr. Sowerberry), Amy Veness (as Mrs. Bedwin), Diana Dors (as Charlotte), Frederick Lloyd (as Dr. Grimwig)
Описание: Великолепная экранизация произведения Чарлза Диккенса, снятая режиссером Дэвидом Лином. Джон Ховард Дэйвис играет Оливера Твиста, Алек Гиннесс - Феджина, Энтони Ньюли - Артфула Доджера. Премия МКФ в Венеции 1948 года.
Рецензии: David Lean's adaptation of "Oliver Twist" is the perfect screen version of a wonderful novel. Dickens' world comes alive through the acting, writing, and settings, making it not only a faithful realization of the atmosphere of the original, but also a joy to watch. The story of the young orphan Oliver, caught among a band of thieves while longing for a home of his own, is one of Dickens' most melodramatic, a story that loses all effectiveness and believability if not told with great skill. Dickens' own great writing made the original succeed, and this screen version succeeds because it too is done masterfully.
While some details have been necessarily changed for cinematic purposes, the world of the film is all Dickens. The acting in this film is wonderful - the actors are true Dickens characters, from Robert Newton (Sikes), Alec Guinness (with some wild make-up, as Fagin), and young John Howard Davies (Oliver), to all of the minor roles. They are all just slightly exaggerated, which makes them perfect renderings of the way that Dickens designed his characters. The settings are also perfect, from the bleak workhouse at the beginning to the labyrinth of decrepit rooms and passageways where Fagin's gang hides out.
Those who love old-fashioned stories like "Oliver Twist" will find this movie to be a perfect realization of the world of the original novel. It is a memorable and enjoyable film.