Tom Jones

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In the early 1960s, at the height of the British New Wave, director Tony Richardson and playwright John Osborne set out for more fanciful territory than the gritty realism of the movement they’d helped establish. Tom Jones brings a theatrical flair... read more
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In the early 1960s, at the height of the British New Wave, director Tony Richardson and playwright John Osborne set out for more fanciful territory than the gritty realism of the movement they’d helped establish. Tom Jones brings a theatrical flair to Henry Fielding’s canonical eighteenth-century novel, boisterously chronicling the misadventures of the foundling of the title (Albert Finney, in a career-defining performance), whose easy charm seems to lead him astray at every turn from his beloved, the wellborn Sophie Western (Susannah York). This spirited picaresque, evocatively shot in England’s rambling countryside and featuring an extraordinary ensemble cast, went on to become a worldwide sensation, winning the Oscar for best picture on the way to securing its status as a classic of irreverent wit and playful cinematic expression.

Original Release

06/27/1963

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Cast

Albert Finney Tom Jones
Susannah York Sophie Western
Hugh Griffith Squire Western
Edith Evans Miss Western
Joan Greenwood Lady Bellaston
Diane Cilento Molly Seagrim
George Devine Squire Allworthy
David Tomlinson Lord Fellamar
Freda Jackson Mrs. Seagrim
Jack MacGowran Partridge
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Tony Richardson

Writers

John Osborne, Henry Fielding

Cast

Albert Finney Tom Jones
Susannah York Sophie Western
Hugh Griffith Squire Western
Edith Evans Miss Western
Joan Greenwood Lady Bellaston
Diane Cilento Molly Seagrim
George Devine Squire Allworthy
David Tomlinson Lord Fellamar
Freda Jackson Mrs. Seagrim
Jack MacGowran Partridge
Lynn Redgrave Susan, Upton Inn
Joyce Redman Jenny Jones
David Warner Blifil
Micheál MacLiammóir Narrator
Rachel Kempson Bridget Allworthy
Peter Bull Thwackum
Avis Bunnage Landlady, George Inn
Angela Baddeley Mrs. Wilkins
Mark Dignam Lieutenant
John Moffatt Square

Producers

Editors

Antony Gibbs

1964 Oscar Best Picture Won
1964 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1964 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1964 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
1964 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
1964 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
1964 Oscar Best Director Won
1964 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Won
1964 Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color Nominated
1964 Oscar Best Music, Score - Substantially Original Won
1964 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Won
1964 Golden Globe Best Director Nominated
1964 Golden Globe Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1964 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress Nominated
1964 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor Nominated
1964 Golden Globe Most Promising Newcomer - Male Won
1964 Golden Globe Best Foreign Film Nominated
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