Directed by: Carol Reed
|Cast: Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Jack Wild, Oliver Reed, Harry Secombe||page about Oliver!|
|Studio(s): - Shepperton Studios|
|Shepperton Studios: The entire movie was shot on stages and the backlot at Shepperton starting on June 23,1967 and continuing through the summer.|
This classic movie musical was filmed at Shepperton Studios in 1967 and released in 1968.
The production design is an absolute triumph. Every frame of the film was shot at Shepperton Studios during the summer of 1967, under the control of Academy Award-winning production designer John Box (January 27, 1920 - March 7, 2005).
Principal photography began on June 23, 1967. The film was premiered at the Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square, London, UK on September 26, 1968 in the presence of Her Royal Highness the Princess Margaret.
A total of six soundstages were filled, and the expansive backlot was overflowing with exterior sets for numbers such as 'Consider Yourself' and 'Who Will Buy?'
Despite appearing permanent and solid, the sets were flexible enough to be reconfigured overnight to allow for multiple different setups required for the musical sequences.
The cast had an unusually long rehearsal period prior to the start of photography, of around six months.
The backlot was sold off for housing some years ago.
Here are the main sets featured in the movie:
Making of Oliver!
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