G | | Drama, Family, Musical
After being sold to a mortician, young orphan Oliver Twist runs away and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.
Oliver Reed's only song "My Name" was cut from the finished film, officially because the producers decided that Bill Sikes should not sing, but also allegedly because there was concern over the quality of Reed's singing voice. However, the instrumental version is played in the background when the audience is first introduced to Bill Sikes.
Careful Bill, please, no violence!
In the song "I'm Reviewing The Situation," Fagin imagines himself owning "a suite at Claridge's." However "Oliver!" is based on Dickens' "Oliver Twist," which was set in the 1830s, and Claridge's Hotel was not founded until 1854.