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    I saw this movie in late 70's or early 80's, about a young girl named/called Fanny, she grew up 'adopted' by a preacher and his wife, she falls in love with a boy only to find he is her brother but later finds out later he is not. The father says several times, there's no popery here, a church 'leader' visits him and try's to draw him into deviant sexual practices even going so far as to tie him up and making him watch some 'nuns' putting on a show for him. I think it may be based on 'Fanny Hill' but I cannot find the name of this version.

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    Plot sounds a bit Moll Flanderish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by didi-5 View Post
    Plot sounds a bit Moll Flanderish?
    I was thinking there is slightly more in common with Moll Flanders (which does have a bit of incest ) than Fanny Hill. But it doesn't sound that much like either of them. Did it have a period setting?

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    Could it be Joseph Andrews?

    Joseph Andrews (1977) - IMDb

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    There was an early 80s version of Fanny Hill with Oliver Reed. I haven't seen it so I can't say if the OPs plot outline matches that of the film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batman View Post
    There was an early 80s version of Fanny Hill with Oliver Reed. I haven't seen it so I can't say if the OPs plot outline matches that of the film.
    Wasn't that the soft-porn version produced by Bob "Caligula" Guccione publisher of Penthouse?

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    The period was , I would guess, mid to early 1800's. I do remember the boy she was in love with called her 'my fanny' numerous times. I think the soft porn idea might be right, it was risqu� to say the least, but I seem to remember I saw it on TV, maybe a late night poss. on pbs.

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    Joseph Andrews was played by Peter Firth, now best known for Spooks, rather than the Double Deckers. The parson was acted by Michael Hordern, and Joseph's true love was Fanny Goodwill, played by Natalie Ogle. There was brief nudity.
    The Wicked Squire with the strange tastes was Kenneth Cranham. And the main female lead was Ann-Margret as Lady Booby.

    I still believe that this is a strong contender. It was done in much the same mould as Tony Richardson's earlier Henry Fielding adaptation, Tom Jones, but was rather less successful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-t View Post
    The period was , I would guess, mid to early 1800's. I do remember the boy she was in love with called her 'my fanny' numerous times. I think the soft porn idea might be right, it was risqu� to say the least, but I seem to remember I saw it on TV, maybe a late night poss. on pbs.

    This is a description of part of the plot of Joseph Andrews by Sandra Koponen in Senses of Cinema:


    'The film has gratuitous campy scenes, such as when Joseph (Peter Firth) and his girlfriend are abducted and taken to an S&M-equipped chamber, drugged and nearly tortured � all with nuns in attendance'.


    That and the fact that the heroine is called Fanny strongly suggest this is the film you have in mind.


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    Joseph Andrews is it, Thanks Nick and Euryale.

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    I feel ashamed. I've been a huge fan of Peter Firth ever since I was a kid, when I watched him on TV in HERE COME THE DOUBLE DECKERS and EQUUS not too many years apart, and was suitably traumatised yet fascinated by such an experience. Yet I've never heard of this film before in my life!!! And I dare to call myself an authority on British cinema. I'm a fraud!!!

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