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Oliver! ★★★½ 1968 (G)

Splendid big-budget musical adaptation of Dickens' “Oliver Twist.” An innocent orphan is dragged into a life of crime when he is befriended by a gang of pickpockets. ♫Food, Glorious Food; Oliver; Boy For Sale; Where Is Love?; Consider Yourself; Pick a Pocket or Two; I'd Do Anything; Be Back Soon; As Long As He Needs Me. 145m/C VHS, DVD . GB Mark Lester, Jack Wild, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed, Hugh Griffith; D: Carol Reed; W: Vernon Harris; C: Oswald Morris; M: Lionel Bart. Oscars ‘68: Adapt. Score, Art Dir./Set Dec., Director (Reed), Picture, Sound; Golden Globes ‘69: Actor—Mus./Comedy (Moody), Film—Mus./Comedy.