Moll Flanders 1996

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Moll Flanders ★★½ The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders 1996

Rousing, bawdy retelling of Daniel Defoe's 1722 novel about the wickedly seductive Moll (Kingston). Born in London's Newgate prison, Moll becomes a house servant, embarks on her first marriage, is soon widowed, and decides to make her own way (and fortune). She becomes a thief, a whore, marries several more times, and eventually winds up back in prison and a likely candidate for the gallows. But the ever-enterprising Moll always finds her way. TV miniseries on two cassettes. 210m/C VHS, DVD . GB Alex Kingston, Daniel Craig, Diana Rigg, Colin Buchanan, Christopher Fulford, James Fleet, Ian Driver, Tom Ward; D: David Attwood; W: Andrew Davies; C: Ivan Strasburg; M: Jim Parker. TV

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