Oliver

Oliver (1968)

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Oliver (Mark Lester) grew up as a Workhouse boy, in an orphange. When he is sold by Mr. Bumble (Harry Secombe) to the Undertaker Mr. Sowerberry (Leonard Rossiter) for asking for more gruel, Oliver escapes to London. He ends up meeting the Artful Dodger (Jack Wild) who takes him to Fagin (Ron Moody) and his gang of pickpocketers.

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Continuity mistake: When Nancy is singing "As Long As He Needs Me" her dress continually changes between shots from being over her shoulder to half way down her arm.

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Question: When Oliver takes the handkerchief from Fagin's pocket, did he really not notice that Oliver took it or did he realise that he did and pretended not to know? If it was the latter, why?

Answer: If you mean the scene where he is teaching Oliver how to be a pickpocket, then yes, Fagin knew. He is role-playing the part of a "victim," showing Oliver what it is like to steal an item from someone's pocket without it being noticed. He is employing some criminal "positive reinforcement."

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