Director: Terence Young
Writer: Denis Cannan, Roland Kibbee based on Daniel Defoe’s novel “Moll Flanders”
Starring: Kim Novak, Richard Johnson, Angela Lansbury
Production Company: Winchester Productions
Locations used: Chilham, St Mary’s Church, Chilham Castle
Based on Daniel Defoe’s novel Moll Flanders, the 1965 adaptation titled The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965) is set in the 18th century and follows a young house maid who has many love affairs in the hope to reach the top of society.
The film is a comedy directed by Terence Young (Dr. No, Thunderball) and stars Kim Novak (The Mirror Crack’d (1980), Vertigo) as Moll Flanders alongside Richard Johnson (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The Haunting) and Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote, Bedknobs and Broomsticks).
Chilham is a popular filming location renowned for its beautiful charm and stunning square with fifteenth century of black and white timbered buildings. Productions that have previously filmed in Chilham include Emma(2009) and Battle of Britain (1969).
The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965) was released in the UK on Thursday 22nd July 1965 and is now available to purchase on DVD.
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