Moll's next marriage offer is from a banker whose wife has been cheating on him. Moll agrees to marry him if he can obtain a divorce, and meanwhile she travels to the country and marries a rich gentleman in Lancashire. This man turns out to be a fraud--he is as poor as she is--and they part ways to seek their fortunes separately. Moll returns to marry the banker, who by this time has succeeded in divorcing his wife. He dies soon after, however, and Moll is thrown back upon her own resources once again. She lives in poverty for several years and then begins stealing. She is quite talented at this new "trade" and soon becomes an expert thief and a local legend. Eventually she is caught, imprisoned, and sentenced to death. In prison at Newgate, she reunites with her Lancashire husband, who has also been arrested. They both manage to have their sentences reduced, and they are transported to the colonies, where they begin a new life as plantation owners. In America, Moll rediscovers her brother and her son and claims the inheritance her mother has left her. Prosperous and repentant, she returns with her husband to England at the age of seventy., Film, TV, or theatrical adaptations A 1965 film adaptation titled The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders starred Kim Novak as Moll A 1975 two-part BBC TV adaptation, Moll Flanders, adapted by Hugh Whitemore, A musical adaptation was recorded in 1993 starring Josie Lawrence as Moll , Moll Flanders Trailer 1995 Director: Pen Densham Starring: Brenda Fricker, John Lynch, Morgan Freeman, Robin Wright Penn, Stockard Channing, Aisling Corcoran Official Content From MGM Home .