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Joseph Andrews (1976)

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Joseph Andrews (1976)


Joseph Andrews (1976)

UK | Period Film | Adventure/Comedy/Drama

Synopsis: Lady Booby alias 'Belle', the lively wife of the fat landed squire Sir Thomas Booby, has a lusty eye on the attractive, intelligent villager Joseph Andrews, a Latin pupil and protégé of parson Adams, and makes him their footman. Joseph's heart belongs to a country girl, foundling Fanny Goodwill, but his masters take him on a fashionable trip to Bath, where the spoiled society comes mainly to see and be seen. Sir Thomas really seeks relief for his sick foot, but drowns in the famous Roman Baths. When the all but grieving lady finds Joseph's Christian virtue and true love resist her lusting passes just as well as the many ladies who fancy her footman, she fires the boy. On his way back on foot, he falls prey to highwaymen who rob him of everything, even the cloths on his back. He's found and nursed by an innkeeper's maid, which stirs lusts there...

Director: Tony Richardson
Based on the novel by Henry Fielding
Screenplay: Allan Scott and Chris Bryant
Starring: Ann-Margret, Peter Firth, Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud and Michael Hordern.

Tagline: A lady's secrets. A servant's lust. A lover's betrayal.

Trivia: American actress Ann-Margret had to learn a British accent to play Lady Booby.
The picture was shot entirely on location in the West Country of Britain.

Nominated for Golden Globe in 1978 for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Supporting Role (Ann-Margret).

Nominated for BAFTA Film Award in 1978 for Best Costume Design (Michael Annals, Patrick Wheatley).

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