The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997)

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Season:

1

Year:

1997
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 Henry Fielding (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Squire Allworthy (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Benjamin Partridge (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Mr. Square (5 episodes, 1997)
Richard Ridings ...
 Reverend Thwackum (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Squire Western (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Aunt Western (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Tom Jones / ... (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Blifil (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Sophia Western / ... (5 episodes, 1997)
Brian Pettifer ...
 Parson Supple (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Honour (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Mr. Dowling (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Mrs. Fitzpatrick (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Jenny Jones (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Mrs. Miller (3 episodes, 1997)
Matt Bardock ...
 Jack Nightingale (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Nancy Miller (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Lady Bellaston (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Lord Fellamar (3 episodes, 1997)
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A new adaptation of the classic novel by Henry Fielding of the life, loves and adventures of the charming rascal Tom Jones. A foundling child born of a serving wench but allowed to grow up in the privileged surroundings of Squire Allworthy's household. This position allows him to grow up with, make the acquaintance of and eventually fall in love with the beautiful daughter of his wealthy neighbour, Sophia Western. However, the path to true love rarely runs smooth and family pressure, the difference in their parentage and 18th century social custom prevent the young lovers from being together. Eventually both are forced out of their gentile, protected surroundings and into the great wide world to see what adventures real life might bring... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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5 April 1998 (USA)  »

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Version of Tom Jones (1917) See more »

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Why, Soldiers, Why
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Engaging, well-done fare
22 December 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews



We had the video box set since it first came out -- it was sealed and in our video drawer until this month (December, 2002), when I sold the videos and bought the DVD box set.

I can't believe we waited this long to watch it! Max Beasley is wonderful (and yes, a real Ewan MacGregor look-a-like) as is Samantha Morton and the rest of the cast.

The Oscar-winning 1963 version seems dated and over-the-top compared to the A&E production. Bawdy, racy, all the things Fielding's novel was criticized for, that all remains. It's surprisingly funny and sweet and very, very enjoyable!


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