Oliver Twist (1912 film)

Oliver Twist is a 1912 British silent drama film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Ivy Millais, Alma Taylor and Harry Royston. It is an adaptation of the 1838 novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. It was the directorial debut of Bentley who went on to become a leading British director. It was the first in a series of Dickens adaptations by Bentley.

Oliver Twist
Directed byThomas Bentley
Produced byCecil Hepworth
Written byCharles Dickens (novel)
Thomas Bentley
Based onOliver Twist
by Charles Dickens
StarringIvy Millais
Alma Taylor
Harry Royston
Distributed byHepworth Pictures
Release date
September 1912
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Ivy Millais as Oliver Twist
  • Alma Taylor as Nancy
  • John McMahon as Fagin
  • Harry Royston as Bill Sykes
  • Flora Morris as Rose Maylie
  • Mr. Rivary as Mr. Brownlow
  • Willie West as Artful Dodger


  • Giddings, Robert & Sheen, Erica. From Page To Screen: Adaptations of the Classic Novel . Manchester University Press, 5 May 2000
  • Mee, John. The Cambridge Introduction to Charles Dickens. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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