The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997)

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Season:

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Year:

1997
4 wins & 5 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 (1963) See more »

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Air XX, The Beggar's Opera: March in Rinaldo
Music composed by George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
Lyrics composed by John Gay
Vocals performed by Brian Blessed
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I loved this movie.
23 September 2000 | by (Glendale, California) – See all my reviews

I was looking for an earlier version of this movie because I saw it mentioned in an article in Vogue (about a designer, I think it was Diane von Faustenberg, who modeled her wedding on this movie) and got the impression that it would have beautiful costumes. I rented this version without realizing it was the wrong one but I was not entirely disappointed.

The costumes were okay but it was the story I loved. It is such an interesting and engaging story and the acting was good. I couldn't wait to see what else could happen to poor Tom Jones next. I thought that Honor, the lady's maid was an exceptionally entertaining true character and that Benjamin Whitrow as the good squire was totally believable, he was the personification of a good sober man. The movie is long but I couldn't tear myself away from it. In a world of movies with weak plots this movie was hearty as stew. I'm going to try to find the 1960's version too.


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