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Moll Flanders (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 14 June 1996 (USA)
The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Allworthy
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Aisling Corcoran ...
Jim Sheridan ...
The Priest
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The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, escaping to the dangerous streets of London. Further misfortunes drive her to accept a job as a prostitute from the conniving Mrs. Allworthy. It is there that Moll first meets Hibble, who is working as Allworthy's servant but takes a special interest in the young woman's well-being. With his help, she retains hope for the future, ultimately falling in love with an unconventional artist who promises the possibility of romantic happiness. Written by Anonymous

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The remarkable story of one woman's unbreakable spirit.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, nudity and sex-related material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 June 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I istoria mias gynaikas  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$955,606 (USA) (14 June 1996)


$3,363,968 (USA) (19 July 1996)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Jeremy Brett's last film. See more »


Mrs. Allworthy puts lip rouge and a beauty mark on Moll. Moll wipes off the lip rouge walking down the stairs but not the beauty mark. When we next see her face, the beauty mark is gone. See more »


Hibble: Circumstances have taught me that a man's ethics are the only possessions he will take beyond the grave.
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Version of The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996) See more »


Sellenger's Round
Traditional music arranged by Nico Brown
Performed by Nico Brown, John Senior and Eileen Stevens
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Emotionally driven
27 December 2003 | by (Cripple Creek, Colorado) – See all my reviews

A tale of one woman's journey through her own life of desperation and consequence. This film follows the heroine, Moll Flanders, through her diary left to her daughter via its caretaker Hibble played masterfully by Morgan Freeman. A true testament to the indomitable spirit of mankind, or in this case womankind. I highly recommend this film.

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