The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders
Time Out says'12 years a whore, 5 times a wife (whereof once to her own brother), 8 years a transported felon...' But that's Defoe's Moll Flanders. This is a tidied-up version, morally and story-wise, a self-conscious counterpart to Tony Richardson's Tom Jones, the big hit of two years previous. It's not unamusing, rattling along at a fair lick, with no scene lasting longer than about a minute. Novak, ever a stranger to high spirits, makes a pallid heroine, but the supporting cast is compensatingly flavourful, especially Sanders ('Hah-hah! We're at it again!') and Cecil Parker, the latter more lecherous than he was ever allowed to be under J Arthur Rank's auspices.
Cast and crew
George Sanders, Vittorio De Sica, Lilli Palmer, Cecil Parker, Daniel Massey, Roger Livesey, Hugh Griffith, Richard Wattis, Dandy Nichols, Leo McKern, Angela Lansbury, Kim Novak, Richard Johnson, Bernard Lee