Oliver Twist
Movie poster
Film information

Directed by

Frank Lloyd

Produced by

Sol Lesser

Written by

Charles Dickens
Walter Anthony (titles)


Lon Chaney
Jackie Coogan

Music by

John Muri (new score: 1975)


Glen MacWilliams
Robert Martin

Distributed by

First National Pictures

Release Date(s)

October 30, 1922

Running time

74 minutes


silent film
English intertitles

Oliver Twist is a 1922 silent film adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist featuring Lon Chaney as Fagin, and Jackie Coogan as Oliver. Directed by Frank Lloyd.

Synopsis Edit

Oliver's mother, a penniless outcast, died giving birth to him. As a young boy Oliver is brought up in a workhouse, later apprenticed to an uncaring undertaker, and eventually is taken in by a gang of thieves who befriend him for their own purposes. All the while, there are secrets from Oliver's family history waiting to come to light.

Cast (in credits order)Edit

Background Edit

The film was considered lost until a print surfaced in Yugoslavia in the 1970s.Script error The print lacked intertitles, which were subsequently restored by Blackhawk Films with the help of Jackie Coogan and Sol Lesser.

DVD releaseEdit

On June 30, 2009, a Region 0 DVD of the movie was released by Alpha Video.[1]


External links Edit

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