Tom Jones Movie Review 1963

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Bawdy comedy based on Henry Fielding's novel about a rustic playboy's wild life in 18th century England. Hilarious and clever with a grand performance by Finney. One of the sexiest eating scenes ever. Redgrave's debut. Theatrically released at 129 minutes, the film was recut by the director, who decided it needed tightening before its 1992 re-release on video.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 121 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Edibles, Sex & Sexuality, Books to Film: Henry Fielding, Top Grossing Films of 1963, Period Piece: 18th Century, 4 Bones
John Osborne
Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, Diane Cilento, George Devine, David Tomlinson, Joyce Redman, Lynn Redgrave, Julian Glover, Peter Bull, David Warner
Walter Lassally
Tony Richardson
John Addison
Woodfall Productions, United Artists, Lopert Pictures


Oscars 1963: Adapt. Screenplay, Director (Richardson), Picture, Orig. Score; British Acad. 1963: Film, Screenplay; Directors Guild 1963: Director (Richardson); Golden Globes 1964: Film--Mus./Comedy, Foreign Film; Natl. Bd. of Review 1963: Director (Richardson); N.Y. Film Critics 1963: Actor (Finney), Director (Richardson), Film.

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