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The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996)

In her filthy cell in Newgate prison Moll Flanders, dubbed 'the wickedest woman in England' tells her story. Born in the gaol, after her mother is transported Moll is raised by the kindly ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Bowers ...
Gaoler
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Nicola Kingston ...
Moll's Mother
Geoffrey Beevers ...
Judge
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Little Moll
Anthony Bessick ...
Gypsy
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Chrissie Cotterill ...
Mrs. Fairley
Peter Jonfield ...
Parish Officer
Neville Phillips ...
Magistrate
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Colin Buchanan ...
Ian Driver ...
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Maria
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Emily
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In her filthy cell in Newgate prison Moll Flanders, dubbed 'the wickedest woman in England' tells her story. Born in the gaol, after her mother is transported Moll is raised by the kindly mayor of Colchester and his wife, whose two sons lust after her. She enjoys sex with handsome Rowland, who teaches her that money talks, but, realizing he only wants her as a mistress, she marries his duller brother Robin, who conveniently dies after five years, leaving her wealthy. She goes to London, briefly meeting highwayman Jemmy Seagrove, and marries parvenu draper Daniel Dawkins, but he has huge debts and must flee to France, leaving Moll alone and poor. Moll meets handsome young American sea captain Lemuel Golightly, who marries her and takes her to Virginia and a good life style, along with his mother. They have two children and are blissfully happy until Moll discovers her mother-in-law is also her birth mother. She has married her own brother. She returns to England and poses as wealthy ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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A legendary master of disguise. See more »

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Alex Kingston did all the nude scenes herself without the use of a body double. See more »

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When this mini-series first aired on British TV, in the final episode, Moll is led to what she believes is her death. The cart in which she travels passes behind a large blue van, clearly visible in the foreground. See more »

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Version of Sex in Sweden (1977) See more »

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Local PBS Station Chopped it up!
2 December 2006 | by (New Orleans, La USA) – See all my reviews

Years ago when this aired on Baton Rouge's WLPB PBS station it was HEAVILY edited!

Only after someone reminded me that it was being re-shown on WYES in New Orleans UNCUT I eagerly tuned in!

Totally changed the entire direction of the movie! I don't think stations should be allowed to run cut movies.

Show it at a later time but don't hack up good movies, especially a classic just for someones Puritanical nonsense!

Have to say...even cut up as it was the first time I saw it, it was still a 10.


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