Tom Jones (1963) was a Adventure - Comedy Film directed by Tony Richardson and produced by Tony Richardson, Michael Holden, Oscar Lewenstein and Michael Balcon.
The film was based on the novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling written by Henry Fielding published in 1749.
Academy Awards 1963 --- Ceremony Number 36 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Albert Finney||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Hugh Griffith||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Diane Cilento||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Dame Edith Evans||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Joyce Redman||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Ralph Brinton, Ted Marshall, Jocelyn Herbert; Set Decoration: Josie MacAvin||Nominated|
|Best Director||Tony Richardson||Won|
|Best Music - Scoring||John Addison||Won|
|Best Picture||Tony Richardson, Producer||Won|
|Best Writing||John Osborne||Won|
Mr. Thwackum: [Indignant] You have good reason for your drunkenness, you beggarly bastard. He provided well enough for you.
Tom Jones: Do you think any such consideration could weigh with me? Damn you, Thwackum!
Mr. Thwackum: How dare you, sir!
Tom Jones: And damn me if I don't open another bottle.
[Tom laughs mockingly at Mr. Thwackum]
Tom Jones: I shall sing you a ballad which I have entitled "Sing, Thick Thwackum, Thy Bounty has Flown."
Tom Jones: [Drunkenly proceeds to taunt Mr. Thwackum with a mocking song] Sing, Thick Thwackum, thy bounty has flown. You lost all the money you thought that you'd own.
Mr. Blifil: [Angrily] Mr. Jones! This house is in mourning on account of the death of my dear mother.
Tom Jones: Forgive me! The joy of Mr. Allworthy's recovery...
Mr. Blifil: [Cutting him off] I had the misfortune to know who my parents were. Consequently, I'm grieved by their loss.
Tom Jones: You rascal! You dare to insult me?
Squire Allworthy: [to Tom, when not expected to recover from a carriage accident] I am convinced, my boy, that you have much goodness, generosity and honor in your nature. If you will add prudence and religion to those, you must be happy.
Miss Western: You are such a boor.
[he misunderstands her comment]
Squire Western: A boar? I am no boar!
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The only film to have three nominees for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. The award was won by Margaret Rutherford for The V.I.P.s.
Much of the scene in which Tom Jones and Mrs. Waters are eating together was improvised during the three hours it took to shoot, and the actors felt the effects from the food for days.
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