When 9-year-old orphan Oliver Twist (John Howard Davies) dares to ask his cruel taskmaster, Mr. Bumble (Francis L. Sullivan), for a second serving of gruel, he's hired out as an apprentice. Escaping that dismal fate, young Oliver falls in with the street urchin known as the Artful Dodger (Anthony Newley) and his criminal mentor, Fagin (Alec Guinness). When kindly Mr. Brownlow (Henry Stephenson) takes Oliver in, Fagin's evil henchman Bill Sikes (Robert Newton) plots to kidnap the boy.
Director: David Lean
Producer: Ronald Neame
Cast: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, John Davies, Kay Walsh, Francis Sullivan, Anthony Newley, Henry Stephenson, Mary Clare, Josephine Stuart and Ralph Truman