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Tony Richardson's adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic novel was one of the most critically acclaimed and popular comedies of its time, winning four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The film follows Tom Jones (Albert Finney), a country boy who becomes one of the wildest playboys in 18th century England, developing a ravenous taste for women, food, and rowdy adventures. Over the course of the film, Jones tries to amass his own fortune and win the heart of Sophie (Susannah York). Not only does John Osborne's Oscar-winning screenplay stay true to the tone of the novel, but the cast -- including Lynn Redgrave in her first screen role -- tears into the story with spirited abandon, making the movie a wildly entertaining and witty experience. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Release date:October 6, 1963

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Hugh Griffith Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1963 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hugh Griffith Best Supporting Actor 1963 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jocelyn Herbert Best Color Art Direction 1963 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Addison Best Original Score 1963 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Josie MacAvin Best Color Art Direction 1963 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Tony Richardson Best Film - Any Source 1963 Winner
Directors Guild of America Tony Richardson Best Director 1963 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tony Richardson Best Director 1963 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tony Richardson Best Picture 1963 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Tony Richardson Best Director 1963 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Tony Richardson Best Director 1963 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Albert Finney New Star of the Year - Male 1963 Winner
Venice International Film Festival Albert Finney Volpi Cup for Best Actor 1963 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Albert Finney Best Actor 1963 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Albert Finney Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1963 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Albert Finney Best Actor 1963 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Diane Cilento Best Supporting Actress 1963 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Joan Greenwood Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1963 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts John Osborne Best Screenplay 1963 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Osborne Best Adapted Screenplay 1963 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Edith Evans Best Supporting Actress 1963 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joyce Redman Best Supporting Actress 1963 Nominee

Cast

Albert Finney
as Tom Jones
Susannah York
as Sophie Western
Hugh Griffith
as Squire Western
Edith Evans
as Miss Western
Joan Greenwood
as Lady Bellaston
Diane Cilento
as Molly Seagram
George Devine
as Squire Allworthy
David Tomlinson
as Lord Fellamar
Rosalind Atkinson
as Mrs. Millar
Wilfred Lawson
as Black George
Rosalind Knight
as Mrs. Fitzpatrick
Jack MacGowran
as Partridge
Freda Jackson
as Mrs. Seagrim
David Warner
as Blifil
Joyce Redman
as Mrs. Waters/Jenny Jones
James Cairncross
as Parson Supple
Peter Bull
as Thwackum
George A. Cooper
as Fitzpatrick
Michael MacLiammoir
as Narrator
John Moffatt
as Square
Redmond Phillips
as Lawyer Dowling
Patsy Rowlands
as Honour
Julian Glover
as Northerton
Avis Bunnage
as Inn Keeper
Lynn Redgrave
as Susan
Julian Glover
as Northerton
Avis Bunnage
as Inn Keeper
Redmond Phillips
as Lawyer Dowling
Patsy Rowlands
as Honour
Michael MacLiammoir
as Narrator
John Moffatt
as Square

Crew

Tony Richardson
Director
Tony Richardson
Producer
Henry Fielding
Book Author
John Osborne
Screenwriter
Walter Lassally
Cinematographer
John Addison
Composer (Music Score)
John Addison
Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Lambert
Editor
Michael Holden
Associate Producer
Oscar Lewenstein
Associate Producer
Josie MacAvin
Set Designer
John McCorry
Costume Designer
Peter Handford
Sound/Sound Designer
Gerry O'Hara
First Assistant Director
Roy Millichip
Production Manager
Alex Garfath
Makeup
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