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The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones (1976)

R | | Comedy | August 1976 (USA)
Tom Jones, a maid's son adopted by the nobleman she worked for, now all grown up must run away from home when he is set up by his jealous cousin. He has several adventures and women on his way to town where his possible salvation awaits.

Director:

Cliff Owen

Writers:

Henry Fielding (novel), Jeremy Lloyd (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicky Henson ... Tom Jones
Trevor Howard ... Squire Western
Terry-Thomas ... Mr. Square
Arthur Lowe ... Dr. Thwackum
Georgia Brown ... Jenny Jones
Joan Collins ... Black Bess
William Mervyn William Mervyn ... Squire Alworthy
Murray Melvin ... Blifil
Madeline Smith ... Sophia
Geraldine McEwan ... Lady Bellaston
Jeremy Lloyd ... Lord Fellamar
Janie Greenspun Janie Greenspun ... Daisy
Michael Bates ... Madman
Maxine Casson Maxine Casson ... Prudence
Joan Cooper Joan Cooper ... Nellie
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Tom Jones, a maid's son adopted by the nobleman she worked for, now all grown up must run away from home when he is set up by his jealous cousin. He has several adventures and women on his way to town where his possible salvation awaits.

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He's back in business and it's service with a smile.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vida Pitoresca de Tom Jones See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

This was William Mervyn's final film before his death on August 6, 1976 at the age of 64. See more »

Quotes

Servant Girl: Oooh, Squire Western, you dirty old devil, Sir. And I thought you was asleep.
Squire Western: Did you now? Hey, don't struggle so, you know I've got a bad heart. And when I go, I want to die in bed.
Servant Girl: Not with me, you ain't!
Squire Western: Hmm, you're plump as a Christmas goose. And that's without the stuffing.
Servant Girl: Many a true word spoken in jest, Sir.
Squire Western: What do mean, girl?
Servant Girl: I hardly know how to say it, Sir. As you know, I'm a single girl, God-fearing and blameless.
Squire Western: Yes, yes, yes, go on.
Servant Girl: I'm with child!
Squire Western: What? Tell me who's pupped you...
[...]
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Connections

Version of Tom Jones (1917) See more »

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How Do You Explain a Baby
Music and lyrics by Paul Holden
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Not good a good film.
28 May 2004 | by RacerX-23See all my reviews

This is not a good film to see after several hits of red bud. It will haunt you for years, and not in a good way. In many ways, it is similar to the Star Wars Christmas Special, but not really. Bea Arthur isn't in it, and maybe she should have been. Terry Thomas is a good actor, but doesn't the gap between his front teeth bother you? I know it bothers me.

There are probably better mid-70s, English t&a films to watch, but I wouldn't know of any off hand. I saw this about fifteen years ago on cable, after having come home from a night of heavy clubbing. I should have gone to bed, but no... I just couldn't look away once the thing started... all those braincells, wasted...


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