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Joseph Andrews (1977)

Lady Booby alias 'Belle', the lively wife of the fat landed squire Sir Thomas Booby, has a lusty eye on the attractive, intelligent villager Joseph Andrews, a Latin pupil and protégé of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lady Booby alias 'Belle'
... Joseph Andrews
... Parson Adams
... Mrs. Slipslop
... The pedlar
... Fanny Goodwill
... Sir Thomas Booby
... The Wicked Squire
... Pamela
James Villiers ... Mr. Booby
... Gaffer Andrews
... Gammer Andrews
... Beau Didapper
... Mr. Wilson
... Mrs. Wilson
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Lady Booby alias 'Belle', the lively wife of the fat landed squire Sir Thomas Booby, has a lusty eye on the attractive, intelligent villager Joseph Andrews, a Latin pupil and protégé of parson Adams, and makes him their footman. Joseph's heart belongs to a country girl, foundling Fanny Goodwill, but his masters take him on a fashionable trip to Bath, where the spoiled society comes mainly to see and be seen, yet Sir Thomas really seeks relief for his sick foot, but drowns in the famous Roman baths. When the all but grieving lady finds Joseph's Christian virtue and true love resist her lusting passes just as well as the many ladies who fancy her footman, she fires the boy. On his way back on foot, he falls prey to highwaymen who rob him of everything, even the cloths on his back. He's found and nursed by an innkeeper's maid, which stirs lusts there, again besides his honorable conduct, but is found by the good parson. Meawnhile the lady consents to her cousin marrying below their ... Written by KGF Vissers

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A lady's secrets. A servant's lust. A lover's betrayal.


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April 1977 (UK)  »

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As desventuras de Joseph Andrews  »

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$839,865
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Trivia

There are a number of similarities between the Tom Jones (1963) and Joseph Andrews (1977). Director Tony Richardson once said of this: "I didn't try to avoid these similarities. But on the other hand, I haven't used a lot of the devices I used in Tom Jones (1963), like narration and speeded-up sequences. I haven't used the same kind of tricks because I'm not trying to repeat anything". See more »

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(He Was Such a) Gentle Boy
Words and Music by Robert Stewart (as Bob Stewart)
Sung by Jim Dale
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Wonderful!
16 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a delightful, absolutely hilarious, visually stunning adaptation of Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews. It is not 100% true to the book, but it really doesn't matter. I have seen this movie so many times, and I am thrilled it is finally available on DVD! I encourage everyone to see it.


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