Tom Jones (movie)

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Tom Jones
Directed byTony Richardson
Written byJohn Osborne
Based onThe History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
by Henry Fielding
Produced byTony Richardson
Michael Holden
Oscar Lewenstein
Michael Balcon
StarringAlbert Finney
Susannah York
Hugh Griffith
Edith Evans
Diane Cilento
Joyce Redman
Narrated byMicheál Mac Liammóir
CinematographyWalter Lassally
Edited byAntony Gibbs
Music byJohn Addison
Distributed byUnited Artists (UK)
Lopert Pictures Corporation (US)
Release dates
  • 29 September 1963 (1963-09-29) (Venice)
  • 6 October 1963 (1963-10-06) (United States)
Running time
128 minutes
121 minutes (1989 reissue)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget$1.25 million[1]
Box office$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. Archived from the original on 2003-10-01. 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.