Everyone’s a Critic
John Anthony Lopez is a rascally Fagin (the leader of the pickpocket gang) with his big number You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two, a crowd pleaser. Young persons seeing Mr. Lopez’s unseemly worship of money and the way he exploits his pickpockets get a valuable insight into what bad people are really like: they use you under the premise of helping you. Fagin is totally unsympathetic and this is the strength of Mr. Lopez’s performance. Fagin may be cute but even a young mind can see the selfishness in Mr. Lopez’s Fagin.