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|Directed by||Tony Richardson|
|Produced by||Tony Richardson|
|Written by||Henry Fielding (novel)|
|Music by||John Addison|
|Editing by||Antony Gibbs|
|Distributed by||Lopert Pictures Corporation (US)|
United Artists Corporation (UK)
|Release date(s)||October 6, 1963 (NYC premiere)|
|Running time||128 min. Tony Richardson ( June 5, 1928 – November 14, 1991) was an English theatre and Academy Award -winning film Brigadier General Michael James Holden is a fictional character from the Lifetime TV show Army Wives. Sir Michael Elias Balcon KBE ( 19 May 1896 &ndash 17 October 1977) was an English Film producer, known for his work Henry Fielding ( April 22, 1707 &ndash October 8, 1754) was an English Novelist and Dramatist known for his John James Osborne ( December 12, 1929 &ndash December 24, 1994) was an English Playwright, Screenwriter, Albert Finney Jr (born 9 May 1936 is a five-time Academy Award -nominated and Emmy Award -winning English Actor. Susannah York (born January 9, 1942) is an Academy Award -nominated English film and television actress. Hugh Emrys Griffith ( May 30, 1912 &ndash May 14, 1980) was a Welsh Film, stage and Television Actor Dame Edith Mary Evans DBE ( 8 February 1888 &ndash 14 October 1976) was an actress who had a long and distinguished career on the John Mervyn Addison ( 16 March 1920 - 7 December 1998) was a British Composer. Walter Lassally (born 18 December 1926) is a German-born British Cinematographer. This article is about the film studio Previously it was affiliated with a cinema chain bearing its name now owned by Regal Entertainment Group. Events 105 BC - Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The City of New York|
Tom Jones is a 1963 British comedy film. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The year 1963 in film involved some significant events Events January 28 - Filming begins on Dr Comedy film is a genre of Film in which the main emphasis is on humor. It is an adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749), starring Albert Finney as the titular hero. Henry Fielding ( April 22, 1707 &ndash October 8, 1754) was an English Novelist and Dramatist known for his The History of Tom Jones a Foundling, often known simply as Tom Jones, is a Comic novel by the English playwright and novelist Albert Finney Jr (born 9 May 1936 is a five-time Academy Award -nominated and Emmy Award -winning English Actor. It was one of the most critically acclaimed and popular comedies of its time, winning four Academy Awards. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The film was directed by Tony Richardson and the screenplay was adapted by playwright John Osborne. Tony Richardson ( June 5, 1928 – November 14, 1991) was an English theatre and Academy Award -winning film See also Pre-production Screenwriting A screenplay or script is a written plan authored by a Screenwriter, for a Film or Television John James Osborne ( December 12, 1929 &ndash December 24, 1994) was an English Playwright, Screenwriter, The film is notable for its unusual comic style: the opening sequence is performed in the style of a silent movie, and characters sometimes break the fourth wall by looking directly into the camera and addressing the audience. The fourth wall is the imaginary wall at the front of the stage in a Proscenium Theater, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play
The story begins with a silent-movie sequence during which the good Squire Allworthy returns home after a lengthy stay in London and discovers a baby in his bed. Thinking that his barber, Mr. Partridge, and one of his servants, Jenny Jones, have "birthed" the infant out of lust, the squire banishes them and chooses to raise little Tom Jones as if he were his own son.
Tom (Albert Finney) grows up to be a lively young man whose good looks and kind heart make him very popular with the opposite sex. Albert Finney Jr (born 9 May 1936 is a five-time Academy Award -nominated and Emmy Award -winning English Actor. However, he truly loves only one woman, the gentle Sophy Western (Susannah York), who returns his passion. Susannah York (born January 9, 1942) is an Academy Award -nominated English film and television actress. Sadly, Tom is stigmatized as a bastard and cannot wed a young lady of her high station. In Common law, legitimacy is the status of a Child that is born to parents who are legally married to one another or that is born shortly after the Sophy, too, must hide her love while her aunt (Edith Evans) and her father, Squire Western (Hugh Griffith) try to force her to marry a more suitable man - a man whom she hates. Dame Edith Mary Evans DBE ( 8 February 1888 &ndash 14 October 1976) was an actress who had a long and distinguished career on the Hugh Emrys Griffith ( May 30, 1912 &ndash May 14, 1980) was a Welsh Film, stage and Television Actor
This young man is Blifil (David Warner, in his film debut), the son of the Squire's widowed sister Bridget (Rachel Kempson). David Warner may refer to Dave Warner, or David Robert Warner an Australian author rock musician and screenwriter David Warner (actor Although he is of legitimate birth, he is an ill-natured fellow with plenty of hypocritical 'virtue' but none of Tom's warmth, honesty, or high spirits. When Bridget dies unexpectedly, Blifil intercepts a letter which his mother intended for her brother's eyes only. What this letter contains is not revealed until the end of the movie; however, after his mother's funeral, Blifil and his two tutors, Mr. Thwackum and Mr. Square, join forces to convince the squire that Tom is a villain. Allworthy (George Devine) gives Tom a small cash legacy and sorrowfully sends him out into the world to seek his fortune. George Alexander Cassady Devine CBE ( 20 November, 1910 - 20 January, 1966) was an extremely influential theatrical manager director
In his road-traveling odyssey, Tom is knocked unconscious while defending the good name of his beloved Sophy and robbed of his legacy. He also: flees from a jealous Irishman who falsely accuses him of having an affair with his wife; engages in deadly swordfights; meets his alleged father and his alleged mother; saves a certain Mrs. Swordsman redirects here For the comic book characters see Swordsman (comics. Waters from an evil Redcoat Officer; and later beds the same Mrs. Waters. In a celebrated scene, Tom and Mrs. Waters sit opposite each other in the dining room of the Upton Inn, wordlessly consuming an enormous meal while gazing lustfully at each other.
Meanwhile, Sophy runs away from home soon after Tom's banishment to escape the attentions of the loathed Blifil. After narrowly missing each other at the Upton Inn, Tom and Sophy arrive separately in London. There, Tom attracts the attention of Lady Bellaston (Joan Greenwood), a sensual gentlewoman over 40 years of age. Joan Greenwood ( 4 March 1921 – 27 February 1987) was an English actress She is rich, beautiful and unscrupulous. Eventually, Tom ends up at Tyburn Gaol, facing a boisterous hanging crowd after two blackguardly agents of Blifil treacherously accuse him of robbery and attempted murder. History The village was one of two manors of the Parish of St Marylebone, which was itself named after the stream St Marylebone being Squire Western rescues him in the nick of time and conveys him to Squire Allworthy, where the audience finally learns the contents of the mysterious letter: Tom is not Jenny Jones's child, but Bridget's natural son and Allworthy's nephew. Furthermore, since Blifil knew this, concealed it, and tried to destroy his half-brother, he is now in disgrace and, one hopes, disinherited. Tom now has permission to court Sophy, and all ends well.
Bridgwater's Castle Street was used as a location in several scenes. Bridgwater in Somerset, England, is a Market town, the administrative centre of the Sedgemoor district, and the leading industrial
Tagline: The whole world loves Tom Jones! Time magazine devoted a cover and three pages to the film. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and
The film was reissued in 1989; for this release, Richardson trimmed the film by seven minutes. Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar)  The original full-length version is now once again available on DVD.
Tom Jones is the only film in the history of the Academy in which three actresses were nominated for Best Supporting Actress Oscar. 
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