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Tom Jones

Too risky for penny-pinching British financiers, Tom Jones was rescued by United Artists, and its massive success released a flood of American money into the British film industry. Richardson's England is full of 18th century atmospherics, but its big attraction was the bawdy licence it allowed '60s permissiveness. Osborne's courageous hatchet job on Fielding's 1,000 page classic novel and Finney's gutsy performance add up to produce an enjoyable piece of irreverent entertainment.

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Duration: 128 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Tony Richardson
Screenwriter: John Osborne
Cast: Albert Finney
Susannah York
Hugh Griffith
Edith Evans
Joan Greenwood
Diane Cilento
George Devine
Joyce Redman
David Warner
David Tomlinson
John Moffatt
Wilfrid Lawson
Freda Jackson
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