David Lean – Oliver Twist (1948) (HD)

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Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Oliver is taken in by the pickpocket and he joins a household of young boys who are trained to steal for their master. This version of Oliver Twist is topped by Alec Guinness’s masterly performance of arch-thug Fagin
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David Lean – The Passionate Friends (1949)

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‘It’s postwar London and Mary Justin runs into Steve Stratton, a university lecturer and her first and truest love. Having opted for the security of marriage to a financier, the meeting reawakens memories of their passionate relationship. And matters reach their inevitable conclusion when they meet again in the Alps.’
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David Lean – Oliver Twist (1948)

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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 new digital transfer.

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