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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 »

Director:

Tony Richardson

Writers:

Tony Richardson (screen story), Allan Scott (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann-Margret ... Lady Booby alias 'Belle'
Peter Firth ... Joseph Andrews
Michael Hordern ... Parson Adams
Beryl Reid ... Mrs. Slipslop
Jim Dale ... The pedlar
Natalie Ogle ... Fanny Goodwill
Peter Bull ... Sir Thomas Booby
Kenneth Cranham ... The Wicked Squire
Karen Dotrice ... Pamela
James Villiers James Villiers ... Mr. Booby
Norman Rossington ... Gaffer Andrews
Patsy Rowlands ... Gammer Andrews
Murray Melvin ... Beau Didapper
Ronald Pickup ... Mr. Wilson
Penelope Wilton ... Mrs. Wilson
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1977 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

As desventuras de Joseph Andrews See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$839,865
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Woodfall Film Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Arise Up Miss Fanny
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Arranged by Robert Stewart (as Bob Stewart)
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Yes! A-M CAN act!
26 May 1999 | by vivaAMSee all my reviews

"Joseph Andrews" would be just another comical period piece if it were not for the fantastic performace of Ann-Margret who's comical timing is never off once. Her accent is flawless and she looks terrific as always! A-M makes "Joseph Andrews" the classic it should be.


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