The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders

Film, Action and adventure

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.

By: BBa


Release details

124 mins

Cast and crew

Terence Young
Denis Cannan, Roland Kibbee
Kim Novak
Richard Johnson
Angela Lansbury
Leo McKern
George Sanders
Vittorio De Sica
Lilli Palmer
Cecil Parker
Daniel Massey
Roger Livesey
Hugh Griffith
Richard Wattis
Dandy Nichols
Bernard Lee
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