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The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965)

A bawdy story of how a poor damsel surrenders her virtue again and again to get to the top of society.

Director:

Terence Young

Writers:

Denis Cannan, Daniel Defoe (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Novak ... Moll Flanders
Claire Ufland Claire Ufland ... Young Moll
Richard Johnson ... Jemmy
Angela Lansbury ... Lady Blystone
Leo McKern ... Squint
Vittorio De Sica ... The Count
George Sanders ... The Banker
Lilli Palmer ... Dutchy
Peter Butterworth ... Grunt
Noel Howlett ... Bishop
Dandy Nichols ... Orphanage Superintendant
Cecil Parker ... The Mayor
Barbara Couper Barbara Couper ... The Mayor's wife
Daniel Massey ... Elder Brother
Derren Nesbitt ... Younger Brother
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Storyline

Based on Daniel Defoe's 1722 novel of the famed English adventuress Moll Flanders (Kim Novak). Moll is first engaged as a maid by an eighteenth-century English family chiefly composed of sex-starved males. She marries the imbecilic second son, who prefers booze to copulation. Too embarrassed to speak the truth of him, she demurely tells friends, "Modesty forbids me to reveal the secrets of the marriage bed." She then meets a rich banker (George Sanders), becomes maid-companion to a Count (Vittorio De Sica) and his Lady, and finally weds the banker, but leaves him on their first night together. She then joins a group of thieves, falls in love with James "Jemmy" Seagrave (Richard Johnson), and becomes their number one asset before she is sent to prison. After she is released, she finds Jemmy, and, in the end, everyone is on an America-bound boat except the banker, who fortuitously dies of a heart attack before he has had an opportunity to alter his will. Written by alfiehitchie

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The rollicking story of a ribald century that really should have been ashamed of itself!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

In a 1966 interview with the New York Times, Terence Young revealed that he had been obliged to make fifty-nine cuts for the US release "in the interests of American morality". See more »

Goofs

The tavern where Moll causes a brawl appears to have a version of Manet's painting 'Olympia' on the wall, over a hundred years before he painted it. See more »

Connections

Version of The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Velvet Band
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Traditional
Arranged by Michael Moores
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Kim Novak looking her best!
22 October 1999 | by TalosSee all my reviews

This movie has to be one that shows off Kim Novak at her most luscious. It's too bad there wasn't enough showcasing! It's also too bad that this movie was made as a COMEDY unlike the newer PBS version. The only consolation, once again, is the luscious Kim Novak.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1965 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Winchester Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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