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Tom Jones
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Directed By
Tony Richardson
Produced By
Tony Richardson
Written By
John Osborne
Cast
Albert Finney
Distributed By
United Artists
Country
US
Language
English
Release Date
1963
Runtime
128 min
Budget
$1M
Gross
$12M

Tom Jones is a 1963 British adventure comedy film, an adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749), starring Albert Finney as the titular hero. It was one of the most critically acclaimed and popular comedies of its time, winning four Academy Awards.

The film was directed by Tony Richardson and the screenplay was adapted by playwright John Osborne. The film is notable for its unusual comic style: the opening sequence is performed in the style of a silent movie, and characters sometimes break the fourth wall, often by looking directly into the camera and addressing the audience, and going so far as to have the character of Tom Jones suddenly appearing to notice the camera and covering the lens with his hat.

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