Moll Flanders

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An orphaned young woman struggles to overcome a difficult childhood and her later experiences as a prostitute in this period drama set in 18th century London. Drawing only loose inspiration from the Daniel Dafoe novel that provided the film's title, writer-director Pen Densham creates a new story surrounding the title character of Moll Flanders Robin Wright. The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll...
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An orphaned young woman struggles to overcome a difficult childhood and her later experiences as a prostitute in this period drama set in 18th century London. Drawing only loose inspiration from the Daniel Dafoe novel that provided the film's title, writer-director Pen Densham creates a new story surrounding the title character of Moll Flanders Robin Wright. The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, escaping to the dangerous streets of London. Further misfortunes drive her to accept a job as a prostitute from the conniving Mrs. Allworthy Stockard Channing. It is there that Moll first meets Hibble Morgan Freeman, who is working as Allworthy's servant but takes a special interest in the young woman's well-being. With his help, she retains hope for the future, ultimately falling in love with an unconventional artist John Lynch who promises the possibility of romantic happiness. While Densham's script reflects the intricate plots and varied characters of the period's novels, the often deliberate film stresses Moll's self-determination and emotional journey over the narrative's melodrama.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/1997
  • UPC: 027616552938
  • Original Release: 1996
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  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robin Wright Moll Flanders
Robin Wright Moll Flanders
Morgan Freeman Hibble
Stockard Channing Mrs. Allworthy
John Lynch Artist
Aisling Corcoran Flora
Paul Hickey
Brenda Fricker Mrs. Mazzawatti
Jeremy Brett Artist's Father
Geraldine James Edna
Maria Doyle Kennedy
Cathy Murphy
Ardal O'Hanlon Gentleman From East Chiswick
Ger Ryan
Jim Sheridan Priest
Britta Smith Artist's Mother
Birdy Sweeney
Technical Credits
Pen Densham Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Consolata Boyle Costumes/Costume Designer
Terri Clark Associate Producer
Fiona Daly Set Decoration/Design
Caroline Hanania Production Designer
Tim Harbert Co-producer
Kieran Horgan Sound/Sound Designer
John Hubbard Casting
Ros Hubbard Casting
James R. Symons Editor
Richard Barton Lewis Producer
Mark Mancina Score Composer, Songwriter
Michael Murray Asst. Director
Morgan O'Sullivan Executive Producer
Steve Simmonds Art Director
David Tattersall Cinematographer
Neil Travis Editor
John Watson Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Captivating!

    As a fan of historical fictions, especially those like 'Forever Amber' and 'The Other Boleyn Girl', I thought this movie would be something I'd enjoy. The performances were incredible, and the characters were so well developed that I lost myself in the film. Morgan Freeman and Robin Wright were amazing, I only wish more people knew about this movie! It transports you back into the times of London, as you become engrossed in the triumphs, tribulations, and unbelievable strength of Moll Flanders! I will admit there are many emotional moments, but it is all worth it, afterall it was the way of life back then, and it is well portrayed. It is also thought provoking.

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