Rare Film Posters

TOM JONES

£39.50

Original British 11 inch x 8 1/4 inch Trade Advertisement from Kinematograph Weekly for the 1963 Tony Richardson Comedy TOM JONES, based on the novel by Henry Fielding and starring Albert Finney, Susannah York, Joan Greenwood, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans, Diane Cilento, David Warner, David Tomlinson, Peter Bull, Wilfrid Lawson and Jack MacGowran.

In 18th-century England, Tom Jones (Albert Finney) is a cheerful womaniser continually getting into scrapes, entangled with servant girls one minute and wooing his true love Sophie Western (Susannah York) the next. The plot is rudimentary, but it doesn’t matter: there’s so much fun to be had from the film’s mechanics. It starts in the mode of a silent comedy – with slapstick editing, intertitles and plinky-plonk music – and continues with purposely chaotic camerawork and direct addresses to the audience. Finney makes an ideal Tom, all charm, guile and high spirits, and the other actors are clearly enjoying themselves too. Tony Richardson’s film won Oscars for best picture and best director, and is, in every sense, a riot.

The Advertisement is in very good condition.

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Original British 11 inch x 8 1/4 inch Trade Advertisement from Kinematograph Weekly