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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997)
The life, loves and adventures of the charming rascal Tom Jones. A foundling child born of a serving wench but allowed to grow up in the privileged surroundings of Squire Allworthy's household. This position allows him to grow up with, make the acquaintance of and eventually fall in love with the beautiful daughter of his wealthy neighbour, Sophia Western. However, the path to true love rarely runs smooth and family pressure, the difference in their parentage and 18th century social custom prevent the young lovers from being together. Eventually both are forced out of their gentile, protected surroundings and into the great wide world to see what adventures real life might bring...
Year: 1997
Country: UK
Directed by : Metin Hüseyin
Written by : Simon Burke
Cast: Max Beesley, John Sessions, Benjamin Whitrow, Ron Cook, Samantha Morton, James D'Arcy
Literary source: Henry Fielding "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling"