Oliver! (1968) Movie Poster

Quotes from Oliver! (1968)

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    • [about Oliver]
    • Mr. Bumble: Mother came to us destitute. Brings a child into the world, takes one look at him and promptly dies - -without leaving so much as a forwarding name and address!
    • Nancy: I thieved for you when I was half his age and it's your dirty work I've been doing ever since.
    • Bill: Well if you have it's a living ain't it?
    • Fagin: Yes, a living is a living.
    • Nancy: Some living, Lord help me, some living!
    • Bill Sikes: You're a fine one for the boy to make a friend of!
    • Nancy: Yes, I am, Lord help me! But tonight he's a liar, and a thief, and all that's bad! Ain't that enough for you without beating him to death?
    • Nancy: Bill, you do love me, don't ya?
    • Bill Sikes: Of course I do; I live with ya, don't I?
    • Fagin: We must have civil words, Bill. Civil words.
    • Oliver Twist: Please sir, I want some more.
    • [thinking he must not have heard right]
    • Mr. Bumble: What?
    • Oliver Twist: Please sir, I want some...
    • [pauses hesitatingly]
    • Oliver Twist: more?
    • [surprised beyond belief]
    • Mr. Bumble: More?
    • Boy: Fagin, this sausage is moldy!
    • Fagin: Shut up and drink your gin.
    • [singing]
    • Oliver Twist: Where is love?
    • [to Oliver]
    • Nancy: Charmed!
    • Dodger: Oh yes! We're all ladies and gentlemen around here. We're all quality.
    • Nancy: Now don't you take no notice of them, just because you got manners and they ain't!
    • Mr. Jessop: Two other boys stole Mr. Brownlow's wallet. This child had nothing to do with it!
    • [half-drunk]
    • The Magistrate: But sentence has been passed... hasn't it?
    • [referring to Bill Sikes]
    • Mr. Brownlow: Who is this man?
    • Nancy: No, I won't tell ya! Whatever else I do I won't turn on him. You wouldn't understand, but I've got to go back. I want to go back.
    • [singing]
    • Nancy: Who cares if straightlaces sneer at us in the street? Fine airs and fine graces don't have to sin to eat.
    • Mr. Brownlow: Wait! Is the boy hurt, ill-treated? If so, I shall...
    • [referring to Bill Sikes]
    • Nancy: I can't say no more, PLEASE! He'll kill me as it is if he finds out!
    • Noah Claypole: Your mother was a regular, right-down bad 'un.
    • Bill: Hand it over, you avaricious old skeleton.
    • [sings]
    • Fagin: I'm reviewing the situation / Can a fellow be a villain all his life? / All the trials and tribulations. / Better settle down and get myself a wife! / And a wife would cook and sew for me, / And come for me, and go for me, / And go for me, and nag at me, / The fingers, she would wag at me. / The money she would take from me. / A misery, she'll make from me... I think I'd better think it out again!
    • [sings]
    • Fagin: In this life, one thing counts / In the bank, large amounts / I'm afraid these don't grow on trees, / You've got to pick-a-pocket or two / You've got to pick-a-pocket or two, boys, / You've got to pick-a-pocket or two.
    • [sings]
    • Boy: Large amounts don't grow on trees. / You've got to pick-a-pocket or two.
    • Fagin: Careful Bill, please, no violence!
    • [sings]
    • Dodger: Once a villain, you're a villain to the end!
    • Sowerberry: Well, having a rest Mr. Bumble?
    • Noah Claypole: He's sitting on Oliver.
    • Sowerberry: Quite right, we must all sit on Oliver.
    • Mrs. Sowerberry: Have you been drinking again?
    • [wistfully]
    • Sowerberry: I met a friend in the cemetery...
    • [singing]
    • Fagin: A wife you can keep, anyway/ I'd rather sleep, anyway.
    • [Pointing to the blood stain]
    • Fagin: There's *blood*... on your coat, Bill!
    • Bill: You can keep the books. Start a library!
    • [last lines]
    • Dodger: Once the villain, you're a villain to THE END!
    • Fagin: Your light fingers.
    • Dodger: Your inspiration.
    • DodgerFagin: What a team!
    • Dodger: Am I your partner?
    • Fagin: More a friend. For your talents are employable/ so make your life enjoyable/ a world with pockets open wide/ awaits your whim to grope inside...
    • Dodger: Collections undetectable...
    • Fagin: We might retire respectable!
    • Dodger: Together till our dying day!
    • Fagin: The living proof that crime can pay!
    • [singing]
    • Fagin: Can somebody change? It's possible - maybe it's strange, but it's possible. All my dearest companions and treasures, I've left them behind/ I'll turn a leaf over/ and who can tell what I may find?
    • DodgerFagin: I think we'll have to think it out again! Hey!
    • [he starts to walk towards London Bridge when Dodger appears behind a post-box]
    • Fagin: Yes? Young man? And do I have the honor of your acquaintance?
    • [Dodger shows him a wallet he has just stolen]
    • Fagin: Lined?
    • Dodger: Only the best. Lovely workmanship, ain't it?
    • [Fagin takes the wallet, looks inside and smiles]
    • [sings]
    • Fagin: I'm reviewing/ the situation...
    • Dodger: Consider yourself... at home / Consider yourself... one of the family / We've taken to you... so strong / It's clear... we're... going to get along! / Consider yourself... well in / Consider yourself... part of the furniture / There isn't a lot... to spare / Who cares? What... ever we've got we share! / If it should chance to be / We should see some harder days / Empty larder days... Why grouse? / Always a chance we'll meet somebody / To foot the bill / Then the drinks are on the house! / Consider yourself... our mate / We don't want to have... no fuss / For after some consideration we can state... Consider yourself - one of us!
    • [to Oliver]
    • Fagin: Delighted to see you looking so well my Dear! The Dodger will give you another suit for fear you will spoil that Sunday one!
    • [Finding Oliver's money]
    • Dodger: Cor! Look at this!
    • [to Oliver after taking the money]
    • Fagin: I'll bank it for ya.
    • Bill Sikes: What's that? That's mine Fagin!
    • Fagin: Oh no my Dear. Mine! Ours! You shall have the books.
    • Bill Sikes: You hand it over you old skeleton!
    • [Fagin reluctantly Bill the money]
    • Bill Sikes: . That's for our share of the trouble. You keep the books. Start a library.
    • [realizing he's trapped]
    • Bill Sikes: Nancy, I loved you didn't I? Look what you've done to me!
    • [Fagin and the boys are abandoning their hideout as the mob closes in. However, Bill Sikes is determined to escape at all costs ]
    • Fagin: Bill! Why make things worse? Leave him!
    • [holding Oliver in front of him]
    • Bill: It's me, they're after! But they won't go for me! Not with the boy close, they won't. So, you keep out of this.
    • [to the boys]
    • Fagin: Out the back way, come on!
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