Joseph Andrews

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, yet 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, again besides his honorable conduct, but is found by the good parson. Meawnhile the lady consents to her cousin marrying below their statio
Director(s): Tony Richardson
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.7
R
Year:
1977
99 min
6 Views

To poverty and hardship,

this young man, he was born

His kind and loving parents

Could scarcely feed their young

The times were hard and bitter

There was no work to do

Until at length in service

This young child was forced

to go

He was such a gentle boy

Such a pure and gentle boy

That no one

could his company deny

He was such a gentle boy

Such a pure and gentle boy

That no one

could his company deny

All the wild beasts of the pack

would follow in his track

But he had no heart

to whip them

Or to drive

the poor hounds back

The savage was made gentle, the

cruel was turned kind

And all by the virtue

of his loving heart and hand

He was such a gentle boy

Such a pure and gentle boy

That no one

could his company deny

He was such a gentle boy

Such a pure and gentle boy

That no one

could his company deny

As a pageboy he was called

to serve at Booby Hall

In a suit of finest clothing,

he was set to beck and call

To carry trays and glasses

To serve the best of wine

And to wait upon this lady,

so elegant and so fine

With an angel's voice, indeed,

oh, he would the choir lead

And raise his sound

in melody on high

He was such a gentle boy

Such a pure and gentle boy

That no one could

his company deny

He was such a gentle boy

Such a pure and gentle boy

That no one could

his company deny.

When are we going to visit

the city again, Thomas?

La grande ville.

I declare, these country

pleasures are

as coarse as a fart

at a first communion.

Oh, rise up, Miss Fanny,

all in your cloak of silk

For summer is a'coming today

And all your body underneath as

white as any milk

In the merry morning of May

Where are the young men

who now should advance?

For summer is a'coming today

Oh, some, they are in England,

and some, they are in France

In the merry morning of May

Oh, rise up, Miss Fanny

All in your cloak of silk

For summer is a'coming today

And all your body underneath

as white as any milk

In the merry morning of May.

Whoa!

Whoo!

Just an excuse for debauchery.

Sans doute, Madame.

And probably some naughty

goings-on, as well.

Tell George

to take us home, Slipslop.

Dgoutant.

Convey us

chez nous, George.

Go to work, you two.

There's supper to be served.

Get that rubbish.

She's just a little

kitchen creature,

you know, Joey.

She don't know nothing about

etiquette.

You help me, Joey.

Forks on the left.

Oh.

What's he practicing for now?

You,

go and tell him to stop at once.

Yes, Sir Thomas.

When are

we leaving here?

Those bells will drive me mad

if it's not soon.

We leave at dawn tomorrow.

Music hath charms

to soothe the savage breast.

Sir Thomas has asked me

to tell you that you must...

Sir Thomas and Lady Booby,

I hear, are bound for Bath

and are intending

to take you with them.

Yes, but, you must

stop because...

Sir Thomas is

getting very upset,

because you're...

you're spoiling his dinner.

Spoil...

Your Latin will suffer

if you go to Bath.

Yes.

But it will be

a great opportunity,

Lady Booby says,

to see the world.

Joseph,

if a man were

to sail the world

and anchor in every harbor

of it,

he would return home

as ignorant as he departed...

without learning.

Unless, of course,

his interest lay in harbors.

That would add to his knowledge.

But I would like to see

the... riches of the world, sir.

Just once.

I'd hoped that your reading

had profited you more.

You disappoint me.

Joseph? Joseph?

Psst!

The mistress is taking you

to Bath tomorrow.

Tomorrow?

But how...?

I'm afraid of what might happen

to you in the city.

Fanny, I...

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