Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 254: Wed Sep 11

Tom Jones (Richardson, 1963): Regent Street Cinema, 12pm & 3.30pm

Time Out review:
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. Tony Richardson's England is full of 18th century atmospherics, but its big attraction was the bawdy licence it allowed '60s permissiveness. John Osborne's courageous hatchet job on Henry Fielding's 1,000 page classic novel and Albert Finney's gutsy performance add up to produce an enjoyable piece of irreverent entertainment.
Robert Murphy

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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