Tom Jones (movie)

1963 British adventure comedy film directed by Tony Richardson

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.

Tom Jones
Directed byTony Richardson
Produced byTony Richardson
Michael Holden
Oscar Lewenstein
Michael Balcon
Written byJohn Osborne
StarringAlbert Finney
Susannah York
Hugh Griffith
Edith Evans
Diane Cilento
Joyce Redman
Narrated byMicheál Mac Liammóir
Music byJohn Addison
CinematographyWalter Lassally
Edited byAntony Gibbs
Distributed byUnited Artists (UK)
Lopert Pictures Corporation (US)
Release date
  • 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]



  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. 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.