The First Fagin
The First Fagin (2012)

When Charles Dickens created the character of Fagin in Oliver Twist, he gave birth to one of the most infamous personas in English literature. Few people know that Dickens' portrait of Fagin was possibly based on the Jewish receiver and… More

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Feeding our curiosity with its potential as the source material for the Fagin character in Oliver Twist, the film has a deeper resonance with its Australian connection. As for our sympathies, unlike the Fagin of Dickens' world, they tend to favour Ikey

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Tim Martain
The Mercury

The First Fagin is a great example of how true stories are often more extraordinary than fiction.

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Don Groves

The life and crimes of a maligned man.

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Luke Eberhardt
"The First Fagin" is about the incredible story of Ikey Solomon whose been said to have inspired Charles Dickens' character Fagin in Oliver… More