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Tom Jones ()


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The romantic and chivalrous adventures of adopted bastard Tom Jones in 18th century England.

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George Devine ...
Squire Allworthy
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Bridget Allworthy
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Mrs. Wilkins
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Jenny Jones / Mrs. Waters
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Partridge
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Tom Jones
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Molly Seagrim
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Black George
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Square
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Thwackum
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Blifil
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Mrs. Seagrim
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Lawyer Dowling
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Squire Western
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Sophie Western
James Cairncross ...
Parson Supple
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Miss Western
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Honor
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Lieutenant
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Northernton
Avis Bunnage ...
Landlady, George Inn
Rosalind Knight ...
Mrs. Fitzpatrick
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Susan, Upton Inn
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Mr. Fitzpatrick
Jack Stewart ...
MacLachlan
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Lady Bellaston
Rosalind Atkinson ...
Mrs. Miller
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Lord Fellamar
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Narrator (voice) (as Micheál Mac Liammóir)
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Roberta Gibbs ...
Horse rider (uncredited)
Mark Loosemore ...
Drummer Boy (uncredited)
Catherine Willmer ...
Barmaid at Upton Inn (uncredited)

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Tony Richardson

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John Osborne ... (screenplay)
 
Henry Fielding ... (based on the novel by)

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Michael Holden ... associate producer
Oscar Lewenstein ... associate producer
Tony Richardson ... producer
Michael Balcon ... executive producer (uncredited)

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John Addison

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Walter Lassally ... director of photography

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Antony Gibbs

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Jocelyn Herbert ... colour consultant
Clare Jefferey ... assistant color consultant (as assistant to Miss Herbert)
Brian Smedley-Aston ... assistant editor

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John Merrick ... (uncredited)

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Ralph W. Brinton ... (as Ralph Brinton)

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Edward Marshall ... (as Ted Marshall)

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Josie MacAvin

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John McCorry ... (uncredited)

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Sarah Beber ... chief hairdresser (as Sarah Beeber)
Alex Garfath ... chief make-up

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Leigh Aman ... production supervisor
Roy Millichip ... production manager

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Gerry O'Hara ... assistant director

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Don Challis ... sound editor
Peter Handford ... sound recordist
John Aldred ... music recordist (uncredited)

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Ray Austin ... stunt double: Albert Finney (uncredited)

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Desmond Davis ... camera operator
Manny Wynn ... second unit photography

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Barbara Gillett ... wardrobe mistress
John McCorry ... wardrobe supervisor

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John Addison ... music conductor
Lionel Salter ... musician: harpsichord solo (uncredited)

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John Addison ... supervisor: restoration
Rita Davison ... continuity
Neil Hartley ... coordinator: restoration
Alan Kaplan ... production executive
Jane Moscrop ... production secretary
Tony Richardson ... supervisor: restoration
Sewell Stokes ... script editor
Jocelyn Tawse ... personal assistant to the director
George 'Bud' Ornstein ... production executive: United Artists (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

In eighteenth-century England, "first cousins" Tom Jones and Master Blifil grew up together in privilege in the western countryside, but could not be more different in nature. Tom, the bastard son of one of Squire Allworthy's servants Jenny Jones and the local barber Partridge, was raised by virtuous Allworthy as his own after he sent Jenny away. Tom is randy, chasing anything in a skirt, he's having a sexual relationship on the sly with Molly Seagrim, the peasant daughter of Allworthy's gamekeeper. Tom is nonetheless kind-hearted and good-natured, he who is willing to defend that and those in which he believes. Blifil, on the other hand, is dour, and although outwardly pious, is cold-hearted and vengeful. Despite his randiness, Tom eventually falls in love with Sophie Western, who has just returned to the area after a few years abroad. Despite Sophie's love for Tom, Squire Western and his spinster sister would rather see Sophie marry Blifil rather than a bastard, who Western nonetheless liked before he knew that Tom liked Sophie. Based on half truths, Tom, out of circumstance, is forced to leave his home and strike out on his own in London. While Sophie sneaks away in search of Tom, and Squire Western and Miss Western go off in search of Sophie, Tom gets into one misadventure after another on his way to London, some involving his randiness, and some which will reveal certain aspects of his life previously unknown to him. Through it all, Sophie, deep down, is never far from his mind, even when his life is in danger. Written by Huggo

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Taglines Tom Jones! . . . loves and loves and loves and loves . . . [UK] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Tom Jones! (United Kingdom)
  • Tom Jones: de l'alcôve à la potence (France)
  • Tom Jones - Zwischen Bett und Galgen (Germany)
  • Tom Jones of ussen alkoof en galg (Belgium, Flemish title)
  • Tom Jones, Romântico e Aventureiro (Portugal)
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  • 128 min
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Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia This was the last film that President John F. Kennedy saw during a stopover in Palm Beach, Florida, en route to Dallas, Texas (November 17, 1963). See more »
Goofs In the hunt scene, you can clearly see that the riders are following on a path made by automobiles. The path has tire tracks all along. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Precious Images (1986). See more »
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Crazy Credits Opening credits: In the west of England there was once a Squire Allworthy. After several months in London he returned home. his sister, Bridget. his servants. after supper. "Mrs. Wilkins!" "aaah!" a baby! abandoned!!! "how did it get here?" "who can the mother be?" "Jenny Jones!" "who is the father Jenny?" "send for Partridge the barber!" Partridge the barber - the father? "I will deal with you later, sir!" "you must be sent away from this shame and degradation." "as for your child . . . . . " "I will bring him up as if he were my own son." "what will you call him brother?" "Tom Jones." of whom the opinion of all was that he was born to be hanged. See more »
Quotes Narrator: Heroes, whatever high ideas we may have of them, are mortal and not divine. We are all as God made us, and many of us much worse.
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