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The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996)
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...
Year: 1996
Country: UK
Directed by : David Attwood
Written by : Andrew Davies
Cast: Alex Kingston, Daniel Craig, Tom Ward, Diana Rigg, James Fleet, Nicola Walker
Literary source: Daniel Defoe "The Fortunes & Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders"