Oliver Twist

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    Unused / unissued material.

    Title reads: "Oliver Twist".

    Very early silent film version of Charles Dickens' classic novel, telling the tale in the following instalments:

    Intertitle: "Oliver Twist becomes an orphan". Intertitle: "Mrs Corney and Mr Bumble". Intertitle: "Oliver asks for more". Intertitle: "The Artful Dodger meets Oliver". Intertitle: "Oliver's introduction into Fagin's den". Intertitle: "Bill Sykes and Nancy". Intertitle: "The book stall keeper exonerates Oliver". Intertitle: "Oliver is adopted by Mr. Brownlow". Intertitle: "Oliver is recaptured". Intertitle: "Fagin suspects Nancy of treachery". Intertitle: "Fagin spies on Nancy". Intertitle: "Oliver visits Fagin in Prison". Intertitle: "Conscience and Retribution: Ah! Those eyes!".

    Item ends when Nancy's ghost appears in front of Bill Sykes (not clear whether this scene is last in film).

    Note: there were several film versions of Oliver Twist made in the 1900s and 1910s. A British version was made in 1912, directed by Thomas Bentley - could this be it?

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    British Pathé
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    01:00:04:00 / 01:13:57:00
    UN 1 J (M)
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    UN 0001 J (M)
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    Silent Films Charles Dickens Archive Footage Oliver Twist 1912 UN 1 J
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