Oliver Reed doesn’t play Oliver, nor is he related to the director, Carol Reed…confused yet? Thank goodness this is Dickens, so the characters’ names are far less ambiguous than those in the credits. If your kids won’t spend 16 hours reading the original, let them watch this – either way, they’ll know what a Fagin is when it comes up on the exam.
Director: Carol Reed
Screenplay by: Vernon Harris
Starring: Harry Secombe, Jack Wild, Oliver Reed, Shani Wallis, Vernon Harris
Major nominations on original release : Academy Award for Best Picture (won), Director (won), Adapted Screenplay, Actor (Moody), Supporting Actor (Wild)See all nominees