Tom Jones

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Stars: Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith

In 18th century England a foundling is brought up by the squire and marries his daughter after many adventures

No-one has ever lived so freely and carelessly as Tom Jones. Abandoned at birth and raised by a wealthy squire, Tom romps through English society, leading a lusty life of brawling and bed-hopping... until his bawdy behaviour causes him to be sent away from his family, his home and the only woman he’s truly loved. But some men never learn and soon Tom’s escapades land him in the company of reckless scoundrels, the boudoirs of more women... and, finally, in jail. Will Tom’s charm save him... or will the gallows be his last swing?

Albert Finney felt the lead role wasn’t serious enough, and agreed to star only if he got a producing credit; he later traded the credit for profit participation.

Hugh Griffith was reportedly drunk through much of the production; the scene in which his horse falls on him was not planned and many believed he was saved by virtue of his inebriated condition. The film incorporated every frame of footage before rescuers entered the frame to save him.

Much of the scene in which Tom Jones and Mrs. Waters are eating together was improvised during the three hours it took to shoot, and the actors felt the effects from the food for days.

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Cast (16)

Albert Finney
Tom Jones
Susannah York
Sophie Western
Hugh Griffith
Squire Western
Edith Evans
Miss Western
A new picture of the talented and lovely British actress Joan Greenwood under contract to the J. Arthur Rank Organisation.
Lady Bellaston
Diane Cilento
Molly
George Devine
Squire Allworthy
David Tomlinson
Lord Fellamar
Rosalind Atkinson
Mrs Miller
Angela Baddeley
Mrs Wilkins
Avis Bunnage
Inn Keeper
Peter Bull
Thwackum
James Cairncross
Parson Supple
George A Cooper
Mr. Fitzpatrick
Rosalind Knight
Mrs Fitzpatrick
Mark Dignam
Lieutenant
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Tom Jones DVD [2003]
Tom Jones DVD from MGM, 2003

Released:
3rd February, 2003
Price: £24.95
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Production Information

GB (UA/Woodfall), 1963, 129 minutes, Eastmancolor, John Osborne (Writer), Henry Fielding (Novel), Tony Richardson (Director)

Awards

  • 1964 - (Nominated) Golden Globe - Best Supporting Actress for Joan Greenwood (1963)
 

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