Tom Jones (movie)

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Tom Jones
Directed by Tony Richardson
Produced by Tony Richardson
Michael Holden
Oscar Lewenstein
Michael Balcon
Written by John Osborne
Narrated by Micheál Mac Liammóir
Starring Albert Finney
Susannah York
Hugh Griffith
Edith Evans
Diane Cilento
Joyce Redman
Music by John Addison
Cinematography Walter Lassally
Editing by Antony Gibbs
Studio Woodfall Film Productions
Distributed by United Artists (UK)
Lopert Pictures Corporation (US)
Release date(s) 29 September 1963 (1963-09-29) (Venice)
6 October 1963 (1963-10-06) (United States)
Running time 128 minutes
121 minutes (1989 reissue)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $1.25 million[1]
Money made $20 million[1]

Tom Jones is a 1963 British movie. It is an adaptation of Henry Fielding's 1749 novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. The movie stars Albert Finney and Susannah York. It was one of the most critically acclaimed and popular comedies of its time.[2] The movie was the third most popular movie at the British box office in 1963.[3] It won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The movie was directed by Tony Richardson. The screenplay was adapted by playwright John Osborne.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Tino Balio, United Artists: The Company The Changed the Film Industry, Uni of Wisconsin Press, 1987 p 230, 239–240
  2. Scott, A. O. (7 February 2005). "We're Sorry". The New York Times. http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/movie.html?v_id=50295. Retrieved 2010-05-25.
  3. "Most Popular Films of 1963." Times [London, England] 3 January 1964: 4. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 11 July 2012.