Tom Jones [videorecording] / Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; The Samuel Goldwyn Company ; a United Artists / Lopert release ; a Woodfall film
DVDs | Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment | c2007 | Director's cut ; [widescreen version].
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD T COMEDY)
Culver City, CA : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Beverly Hills, CA : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2007.
Director's cut ; [widescreen version].
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
United Artists best picture collection
DVD; Dolby Digital mono.
Includes English, dubbed French, and dubbed Spanish language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in Spanish or French.
Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, Diane Cilento, George Devine, David Tomlinson; narration spoken by Micheál Mac Liammóir.
Screenplay, John Osborne ; producer/director, Tony Richardson ; director of photography, Walter Lassally ; editor, Antony Gibbs ; music composed and conducted by John Addison, played by Sinfonia of London.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
Winner, 1964 Academy Awards for Best Music, Score- Substantially Original: John Addison; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: John Osborne; Best Director: Tony Richardson; Best Picture: Tony Richardson.
Based on the novel by Henry Fielding.
This adaptation of Henry Fielding's beloved novel, Tom Jones, is a picaresque adventure through the eighteenth century. Tom Jones, an abandoned infant of nebulous parentage, is found at the home of the good-natured Squire Allworthy and his sister Bridget. Raised as the ward of the unmarried country gentleman, he grows into a handsome and roguish lad, irresistible to the women around town. His one true love, however, is the beautiful Sophie, daughter of his boorish and opportunistic neighbor, Squire Western. Along the long and winding road to London, his humble origins and youthful indiscretions combine to reveal his true identity, for a happy ending as is traditional in comedy.
Main titles/The early years -- Afternoon delight -- Old dog, new tricks -- One good deed -- How things have changed -- See right through it -- No fun for the deer -- Tom's nurse -- Someone had to die -- Crazy but fun -- Molly's got to go -- With a name like Blifil -- Sew her knees together -- LIfe of the party -- Could be good, could be bad -- His blood boils -- Dogged determination -- Rude awakening -- Tom to the rescue -- In the nick of time -- It's a madhouse -- Right place, right time -- Trick or treat -- My kingdom for Sophie -- Rock and a hard place -- He can't win for losing -- Sophie on his mind -- Like a pack of wild dogs -- Behind closed doors -- Bedlam -- No more secrets -- Do not disturb.