The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (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 ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
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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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História de Tom Jones Enjeitado  »

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On The Contrary: This was Excellent!
10 May 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This was an excellent adaptation of Tom Jones. Far more accurate to the book than the 1963 version with Finney (although the mere length of this movie ought to have given that away) I think A&E used this movie to get back on track after producing the far from enjoyable Emma and Jane Eyre. Max and Samantha went great together, and the supporting cast was fabulous.Brian Blessed is a PERFECT Squire Weston! I am writing this is because this movie has an excellent rating, and deserves a user comment appropriate to the average person's opinion of it.


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