Oliver Twist (1922 film)


Oliver Twist (1922 film)
Oliver Twist

Movie poster
Directed by Frank Lloyd
Produced by Sol Lesser
Written by Charles Dickens
Walter Anthony (titles)
Starring Lon Chaney
Jackie Coogan
Music by John Muri (new score: 1975)
Cinematography Glen MacWilliams
Robert Martin
Editing by Irene Morra
Distributed by First National Pictures
Release date(s) October 30, 1922
Running time 74 minutes
Country United States
Language silent film
English intertitles

Oliver Twist is a 1922 silent film adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist featuring Lon Chaney as Fagin, and Jackie Coogan as Oliver. Directed by Frank Lloyd.

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Synopsis

Oliver's mother, a penniless outcast, died giving birth to him. As a young boy Oliver is brought up in a workhouse, later apprenticed to an uncaring undertaker, and eventually is taken in by a gang of thieves who befriend him for their own purposes. All the while, there are secrets from Oliver's family history waiting to come to light.

Cast (in credits order)

Background

The film was considered lost until a print surfaced in Yugoslavia in the 1970s.[citation needed] The print lacked intertitles, which were subsequently restored by Blackhawk Films with the help of Jackie Coogan and Sol Lesser.

DVD release

On June 30, 2009, a Region 0 DVD of the movie was released by Alpha Video.[1]

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