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Tom Jones (1963)

Tony Richardson, 1963

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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
Henry Fielding, 1749

Tom Jones is a movie directed by Tony Richardson in 1963 and based on the book The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding, first published in 1749. The movie features Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Rachel Kempson, Angela Baddeley, Joyce Redman, and others.

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“The book is better than the movie”

But the movie is worth watching.

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, the 1749 book by Henry Fielding.

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

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Storyline

The story follows the life and adventures of Tom Jones, who is raised by a wealthy landowner but is banished after being caught with a local girl. He travels to London and becomes involved with various women, including the wealthy Lady Bellaston. Meanwhile, his true love Sophie is being forced into a marriage with another man.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Tom Jones, the 1963 movie by Tony Richardson

Year

1963

Minutes

129

Movie Rate

6.50

Source: IMDb

Movie

Tom Jones

Country: UK

Year: 1963

Length: 2h9m

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Cover of The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, the 1749 book by Henry Fielding

Year

1749

Pages

975

Book Rate

7.50

S: Goodreads

Book

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

Country: UK

First published in: 1749

Length: 975 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

TV Mini-Series poster
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997-)
TV Mini-Series by Metin Hüseyin
TV Mini-Series poster
Tom Jones (2023-)
TV Mini-Series by Georgia Parris

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Which is better?

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IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of Tom Jones, the 1963 movie by Tony Richardson

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IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, the 1749 book by Henry Fielding

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42% No

7 votes

5 votes

User Polls Summary

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But the movie is worth watching.

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