The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996)

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  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, TV Movie
  • Release Date: 1996-10-13
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 10 ratings
  • Parental Guidance: PG-13
  • Runtime: 3h 17min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Granada Television
  • Director:
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7.8 79%

Summary

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 ...

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Writing Andrew Davies Writer
Writing Daniel Defoe Novel
Directing David Attwood Director

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