Continuity mistake: When Oliver first meets Fagin, he says " aren't we, my dears?" Dodger replies "'course we are Fagin" Dodger then looks up at Fagin and stops smiling. But when the camera zooms in, he does the same thing again, you can tell by his expression that it is the same shot but from a different angle.
Continuity mistake: The final participants in the spectacular "Who Will Buy?" scene are the soldiers who make up the band and the platoon it leads. As they make their first appearance, the band is leading the platoon, and in blazing sunshine. By the end of the scene, it is overcast, and the platoon soldiers are now leading the band.
Continuity mistake: Just before "Be back soon", Dodgers asks Fagin if Oliver can go out with him and Charlie, earlier we see that Charlie is a small boy with dark hair and a black bakerboy hat. This same boy tells Dodger and Oliver to hurry up at the very end of "Be back soon". But when they arrive in London, Charlie is now someone different. He has a different shaped face and a different outfit. You see this boy earlier, claiming the sausages are mouldy, but there he has blonde hair.
Continuity mistake: During 'It's A Fine Life', Nancy fills a bowl of soup to give to Bill. Just after she fills it, she puts her arm round Bet's shoulder and Bet puts hers round Nancy's waist. Bet is holding a bowl in her left hand. When it cuts, to show them from the front, Bet is now holding the bowl in her right hand and the other is holding her skirt.
Continuity mistake: Just watched the film Oliver, with the scene in the undertakers when Oliver is put in the coffin he is facing right but when the coffin lid is opened again, he is somehow facing the other way round. (00:25:00)
Continuity mistake: During the 'who will buy' scene, the window cleaners come into shot and pitch their ladders to the balcony. The cleaners are beating the carpets over the balcony, and in the same shot you can see the ladders are not attached to the balcony. When the window cleaners climb the ladders and dismount, at the top you can see the ladders are now attached to the balcony with brackets.
Continuity mistake: During the song "I'd Do Anything" Bet's hair is down and then pulled back, then down again at different parts of the song and dance in that scene.
Continuity mistake: When Mr Bumble and the female workhouse employee take Oliver to the Governor's office, Bumble raises his hand and knocks on the door. The woman sings "They will lay the blame on the one who named him", prompting Bumble to move his hand away from the door, toward his face, as if he's about to place it over his mouth in concern. The camera then changes angles and Bumble's hand is suddenly lowered and nowhere near his face.
Continuity mistake: At the outset of the song "Who will buy?", the price of roses is "four blooms for a penny." Then it suddenly doubles to two for a penny.