Oliver Twist

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Oliver Twist film poster


The "don't leave us in the dark" sample used in Billy Budd is taken from this version of the film.
It is spoken by Anthony Newley playing The Artful Dodger.
In May, 2006's Uncut Magazine ("The Passion Of Morrissey" by Paul Morley), Morrissey answers a 'quick fire round' - where he mentions this version of the film and quotes the character Fagin from said:

Lynch of Lean?
"Lean, Oliver Twist - 'What right have you to butcher me?'"


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Oliver Twist is a 1948 British film and the second of David Lean's two film adaptations of Charles Dickens novels. Following his 1946 version of Great Expectations, Lean re-assembled much of the same team for his adaptation of Dickens' 1838 novel, including producers Ronald Neame and Anthony Havelock-Allan, cinematographer Guy Green, designer John Bryan and editor Jack Harris. Lean's then-wife, Kay Walsh, who had collaborated on the screenplay for Great Expectations, played the role of Nancy. John Howard Davies was cast as Oliver, while Alec Guinness portrayed Fagin and Robert Newton played Bill Sykes (Bill Sikes in the novel). In 1999, the British Film Institute placed it at 46th in its list of the top 100 British films. In 2005 it was named in the BFI list of the 50 films you should see by the age of 14.