Video Release: February 2, 2004
Theatrical Release: 1963
Rating: Not Rated
Studio: MGM Home Entertainment
- Closed Captioned
- Runtime: 129 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
Popular adaptation of Henry Fielding's 18th century novel about the exploits of the supposedly illegitimate ward to a wealthy landowner.
A charming romp based on Henry Fielding's 1749 novel about the robust and ribald exploits of a handsome playboy in 18th century England. Famous for its provocative fruit-eating scene. Academy Award Nominations: 10, including Best Actor--Albert Finney. Academy Awards: 4, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay.
Additional credits: Manny Wynn (2U photography); John McCorry (wardrobe supervisor); Don Challis, Todd-AO and Glen Glenn Studios (sound editing) and Sewell Stokes (script editor). The film catapulted British actor Albert Finney into stardom. He had previously been offered the role of T. E. Lawrence in "Lawrence of Arabia," (after Marlon Brando refused), but turned it down because it meant a long contract with Columbia. British actress Lynn Redgrave's film debut. Copyright 1963 Woodfall Film Productions, Ltd.