December 27, 2012
- United Kingdom
- 116 minutes
- Black and White
- Spine #32
Expressionistic noir photography suffuses David Lean’s Oliver Twist with a nightmarish quality, fitting its bleak, industrial setting. In Dickens’ classic tale, an orphan wends his way from cruel apprenticeship to den of thieves in search of a true home. Here Alec Guinness is the quintessential Fagin, his controversial performance fully restored in Criterion’s digital transfer.
- The original theatrical trailer
- Subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired