Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Tony Richardson (1963)

123min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This massively popular period romp carted off four Oscars, including best picture and best director. It was always arch, overlong and uncertain of tone, but nevertheless very funny and extraordinarily bawdy, especially in the notorious eating scene between Albert Finney (as Tom) and Joyce Redman. Technically, the film was massively influential and the desaturated colour, speeded-up action and lewd narration characterised the 1960s "Swinging England" cinema, and attracted all of the Hollywood majors to make movies here.

Summary

Eighteenth-century lothario Tom Jones is driven away by his adoptive family for his scandalous behaviour and heads for London to seek his fortune. The rogue embarks on an affair with a wealthy noblewoman, but finds himself pursued by a face from the past who is convinced Tom has also seduced his wife. Period comedy, starring Albert Finney, Susannah York, Diane Cilento and Joan Greenwood.

Cast & Crew

Tom Jones Albert Finney
Sophie Western Susannah York
Molly Seagrim Diane Cilento
Lady Bellaston Joan Greenwood
Squire Western Hugh Griffith
Miss Western Edith Evans
Squire Allworthy George Devine
Mrs Waters/Jenny Jones Joyce Redman
Director Tony Richardson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: May be edited for nudity.Available on: video and DVD
Comedy