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In the violent world of 1874 London Sugar is a spirited prostitute in the brothel of grasping Mrs. Castaway. After her friend Elizabeth dies from injuries inflicted by two drunken clients Sugar starts writing a book to expose Mrs. Castaway's customers. Another would-be writer is William Rackham,an accountant for his father's soap factory and in debt to Dr. Curlew for the care of his unstable wife Agnes. He visits the brothel on the recommendation of friends and is impressed by Sugar's literary erudition,as well as her bedside manner.She even encourages him to do more in the family business and he becomes her regular patron. Ironically his brother Henry is smitten by Dr. Curlew's widowed sister,philanthropic Mrs. Fox,who is trying to help prostitutes to better lives. Out of interest Sugar comes to look at William's house and waves to Agnes whom she sees at a window. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Screenwriter Lucinda Coxon had been approached about adapting Michel Faber's book also titled "The Crimson Petal and the White" a long time ago, as a film in the States, in 2002 when the novel first came out. However, "that didn't work out for anybody, and thanksfully for me", she herself said. See more »

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The action takes place in the 1870s. However an instrumental version of "The Sunshine of Your Smile" (written in 1913) is heard during the scene in the brothel when William Rackham first meets Sugar. See more »

Quotes

Young Prostitute: My hand is yours for a shilling, sir. And any other part for two.
Henry Rackham Junior: Please, cover yourself up. Your body parts are not yours to sell. They belong together, and the whole belongs to God.
Young Prostitute: My hole belongs to anyone who's got two shillings, sir.
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The Sunshine of Your Smile
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Music by Lilian Ray
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