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1:00 3:30 7:00 9:45

Wednesday, June 18

OLIVER TWIST(1948, David Lean) Lean’s child’s-eye-view adaptation of Dickens’ classic, with John Howard Davies’ Oliver, Anthony Newley’s Artful Dodger, and Robert Newton’s menacing Bill Sikes, all dominated by Guinness’ controversial, heavily-made-up Fagin (played with a “sly, depraved charm” – Pauline Kael). Approx. 116 min. 35mm.




“Alec Guinness as the master pickpocket Fagin is the high point of David Lean's 1948 version of the Dickens classic.”
– Don Druker, Chicago Reader

“It is safe to proclaim that it is merely a superb piece of motion picture art and, beyond doubt, one of the finest screen translations of a literary classic ever made.”
– Bosley Crowther, The New York Times