Oliver (1968)

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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.

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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.

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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.

Revealing mistake: When we first see Oliver Reed, we see his shadow first on the wall at a ramp to the pub. As his shadow spreads its legs, we then see him spreading his legs a moment later. Shadow puppetry was used by the director to give the audience the impression that he is ominous and foreboding before we ever see the man himself. (00:54:10)


Bill: Hand it over, you avaricious old skeleton.

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Trivia: Mark Lester, who had the lead role as Oliver, was tone deaf and could not sing, so he was dubbed by the music supervisor's daughter.


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Suggested correction: This isn't correct unfortunately. It was actually the voice of child singer Roger Bowman. For further details go to https://www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question42755.html.

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Question: Fagin and the gang want Oliver back out of fear that he might tell about them. But there are some things I don't understand. 1. How long Oliver had been with Brownlow is unknown (Bill says it had been three days since he saw him during the "Who Will Buy" song), but since no police had arrived at the hideout during that time, surely they'd think Oliver hadn't said anything by now. 2. And even if they did think the above, why would they still think Oliver might say something later on? (01:34:50 - 01:37:00)


Chosen answer: They're probably concerned because he's a child. He might unintentionally say something without meaning to, or after some time has passed and more is learned about Oliver's past life at Fagin's hideout, it's conceivable he might be questioned more intensely. A child would likely give more information under pressure.

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