Tom Jones Overview:

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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorAlbert FinneyNominated
Best Supporting ActorHugh GriffithNominated
Best Supporting ActressDiane CilentoNominated
Best Supporting ActressDame Edith EvansNominated
Best Supporting ActressJoyce RedmanNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Ralph Brinton, Ted Marshall, Jocelyn Herbert; Set Decoration: Josie MacAvinNominated
Best DirectorTony RichardsonWon
Best Music - ScoringJohn AddisonWon
Best PictureTony Richardson, ProducerWon
Best WritingJohn OsborneWon
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Squire Western: [commenting on Sophie's playing the harpsichord] You play like an angel.


Squire Western: Madam, I despise your politics as much as I do a fart.


Tom Jones: It's a good night to be abroad and looking for game.


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At the time that the film was made, director Tony Richardson was the son-in-law of Rachel Kempson (Bridget Allworthy) and the brother-in-law of Lynn Redgrave (Susan), as he was married to Vanessa Redgrave from 1962 to 1967.
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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