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Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones, The (1976)

This robust musical version of Henry Fielding’s bawdy 18th-century classic starred Nicky Henson in the title role as a good-natured young man who is adopted by a country squire but who must run away from home when he is set up by his jealous cousin who is in competition with him over a potential wife.

Tom has numerous misadventures in boudoirs, fields, country estates and taverns, trying to maintain his devotion to true love in the face of his mishaps, setbacks and libidinous temptations.

Joan Collins costars as notorious highwaywoman Black Bess

Tom Jones
Nicky Henson
Squire Western
Trevor Howard
Mr Square
Terry-Thomas
Dr Thwackum
Arthur Lowe
Jenny Jones
Georgia Brown
Black Bess
Joan Collins
Squire Alworthy
William Mervyn
Blifil
Murray Melvin
Sophia
Madeline Smith
Lady Bellaston
Geraldine McEwan
Lord Fellamar
Jeremy Lloyd
Daisy
Janie Greenspun
Madman
Michael Bates
Prudence
Maxine Casson
Nellie
Joan Cooper
Bridget
Isabel Dean
Mrs Belcher
Hilda Fenemore
Captain Blifil
John Forrest
Briggs
James Hayter
Mrs Wilkins
Gladys Henson
Old Vicar
Arthur Howard
Molly Seagram
Patricia MacPherson
Whitlow
Frank Thornton

Director
Cliff Owen