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Oliver Twist

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Ostensibly a vehicle for [[Performer~P14674~Jackie Coogan~jackiecoogan]], the 1922 Oliver Twist refuses to realign the Charles Dickens novel to accommodate the personality of its star. This [[Performer~P217201~Frank Lloyd~franklloyd]]-directed silent film is one of the most faithful of all cinematic adaptations of the Dickens work. The orphaned Oliver, labelled a "troublemaker" because he dares to ask for more food, is farmed out to work as an undertaker's assistant. Escaping his cruel master, Oliver...more

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