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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
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This time old Hollywood got it right. The Kim Novak Moll Flanders version played tongue-in-cheek with an attractive heroine and suggested content was entirely more appreciable. It was a female Tom Jones and well done as such. The rendering here starts off on the wrong foot with a repulsive sweat hog of a heroine not credible by any stretch as even attractive, much less alluring to gentlemen. Just a fleshy bar maid sort. Many a kitchen or parlor maid could be done up as well. But we have this flared nostril milch cow being offered as a temptress. Everything after that is a farce rendered in ribald distaste. Totally gag version. Pulp trash. Avoid.
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