Joseph Andrews (1977)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Romantic Adventure  |   Release Date - Apr 1, 1977 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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.

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footman, life-changes, peasant, rags-to-riches, romance, servant