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The fortunes and misfortunes of Moll Flanders

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Alex Kingston, Daniel Craig, Diana Rigg, Ronald Fraser, Colin Buchanan, Maureen O'Brien, Nicola Walker.

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Richmond Hill, Ont. : BFS Entertainment & Multimedia Limited, [2011]


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"A Masterpiece Theatre presentation"--Container.

Based on the novel by Daniel Defoe.

Originally produced for the television program Masterpiece Theatre in 1996.

Special features: The complete novel: The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe ; cast biographies ; selected filmographies.

Ever since her birth in Newgate Prison, Moll Flanders has survived by her cunning, wit and considerable powers of seduction. She goes through five husbands and countless lovers to escape a life on the streets. In between using and deceiving her besotted paramours, she is not above picking a pocket or two. All the while, though, her heart belongs to the charismatic Jemmy. Inevitably, even the most clever criminal's luck runs out and Moll is soon facing hangman's noose. As her execution day approaches, she devises one last desperate ploy to save not only her own neck, but also the life of her one true love.

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