G | | Drama, Family, Musical
Young Oliver Twist runs away from an orphanage and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.
Ron Moody recreated his 1960 London stage performance.
Please sir, I want some more.
Mr. Bumble: What?
Oliver Twist: Please sir, I want some...
Oliver Twist: more?
Mr. Bumble: More?
The "Boy For Sale" scene is historic nonsense: even during the harshest phases of the Poor Laws, a workhouse pauper could not be traded like a slave from one "owner" to another. Apprentices could be had for nothing, and it was state representatives like Bumble who had to pay tradespeople like Sowerberry for the service of taking paupers off the state's hands, rather than the other way around. The book got this right.
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