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|
Squire Western: [At the cemetery: shrugging indifferently as Bridget Blifil has just been laid to rest] Well, there's another one gone.
Squire Allworthy: [Mr. Allworthy, in his sickbed after his carriage accident has brought him to death's door, prepares to tell his will to assorted members of the household. Tom Jones weeps at his bedside] Do not grieve, my dear nephew. Do not grieve.
Tom Jones: Sir, you cannot die!
Squire Allworthy: Death comes to us all, Tom. I've asked you here to tell you my will. Nephew Blifil, I leave you heir to my whole estate, with three exceptions. To you my dear Tom, I have given an estate of 800 pounds a year, together with a thousand pounds in ready money. I am convinced, my boy, that you have much goodness, generosity and honor in your nature. If you will add prudence, and religion, to these, you must be happy. One thousand pounds I leave to you, Mr. Thwackum, and a like sum to you, Mr. Square, which I am convinced exceeds your desires as well as your wants.
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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.
Lynn Redgrave's film debut.
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