|Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis:
Fine musical by Lionel Bart from Dickens' Oliver Twist about young boy (Lester) swept into gang of youthful thieves led by scurrilous Fagin (Moody). Colorful settings, atmosphere complement rousing score including ``Consider Yourself,'' ``As Long as He Needs Me. '' Six Oscars including Best Picture, Director, Art Direction, Scoring (John Green), and a special prize to Onna White for her spirited choreography. Panavision.