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    Oliver Twist (Eagle Lion, 1951). Three Sheet (41" X 79").
    This was director David Lean's second adaptation of a Charles Dickens novel, Great Expectations being his first in 1946. John Howard Davies plays the orphaned Oliver who is abducted into the dastardly Fagin's (Alec Guinness) youthful street gang, headed by a master pickpocket known as The Artful Dodger (Robert Newton). Three sheets for this film are difficult to find, especially in fine condition such as this one offered here (a Heritage first). Restoration has addressed pinholes in the borders, two chips in the top border, and touch-up has been applied to fold and crossfold separation. A superb life-size rendering of Davies is the highlight of this rare piece. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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