Continuity In the workhouse sequence, after Oliver eats the gruel, his piece of bread remains on the right side of the dish. Soon after the piece of bread is in front of his dish.
Miscellaneous The end credits misspell Bill Sikes' name as 'Sykes'.
Revealing Mistakes When the crowd chase Oliver down an alleyway following the theft at the bookstore, the "brick" wall wobbles, revealing its flimsy structure.
Robert Donat was desperate to play Sikes in the movie and did a screen test as well.
The US release of this film was delayed until 1951 because of protests from Jewish pressure groups, who judged Alec Guinness's portrayal of Fagin to be anti-Semitic
John Howard Davies was only eight at the time, and child labor laws prohibited children under the age of thirteen from working in movie studios, but Sir David Lean managed to get around the restriction.
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