Oliver! (1968)

Carol Reed's tremendously entertaining Oliver! is a wonderfully flamboyant musical version of Charles Dickens's 1838 novel Oliver Twist, filled with memorable songs and delightful, larger-than-life performances from Oliver Reed et al.


"Young Oliver (Mark Lester) is an orphan who escapes the cheerless life of the workhouse and takes to the streets of 19th-Century London. He's immediately taken in by a band of street urchins, headed by the lovable villain, Fagin (Ron Moody), his fiendish henchman, Bill Sikes (Oliver Reed), and his loyal apprentice, The Artful Dodger (Jack Wild). Through his education in the fine points of pick-pocketing, Oliver makes away with an unexpected treasure... a home and a family of his own." Sony Pictures