Such a hoot. I’ve been reading the original Fielding novel (which is long and full of very labyrinthine asides) so I decided to take a break and watch the Tony Richardson film.
As per usual, Dame Edith Evans steals whatever scene she’s in. Her shooing away a flock of chickens and then telling the highwayman where to go...I love her. Plus, her daughter from The Importance of Being Earnest, Joan Greenwood, pops up as Lady Bellaston complete with that plummy, plummy voice.
Oh, and Albert Finney is quite fine as the title character. Haha.