Plot & Details
Tony Richardson attempts to re-create the glory days of Tom Jones in this adaptation of the 1742 Henry Fielding novel. Peter Firth stars in this picaresque tale as Joseph Andrews, a young servant switched at birth who undergoes a series of romantic escapades. Joseph even has the fortune of becoming the personal footman to Lady Booby (Ann-Margaret). Joseph's romantic peccadilloes cause consternation among a collection of stuffy noblemen and women in 18th-century England.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama,Romance
- Run Time: 103min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 04/14/1978
- DVD Release Date: 11/18/2003
- Distributor(s): Paramount
- Director(s): Tony Richardson
- Starring: Ann-Margret , Peter Firth , Michael Hordern , Beryl Reid , Jim Dale
- Themes: Class Differences,Rags To Riches
- Tone: Easygoing,Humorous,Lavish,Satirical,Sexual,Wry
- Keywords: footman, peasant, romance, servant, life-changes, rags-to-riches