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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Fagin: Careful Bill, please, no violence.

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Trivia: Mark Lester, who had the lead role as Oliver, was tone deaf and could not sing, so he was dubbed by the music supervisor's daughter.

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Suggested correction: This isn't correct unfortunately. It was actually the voice of child singer Roger Bowman. For further details go to https://www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question42755.html.

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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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