Fanny By Gaslight


1h 42m 1944

Brief Synopsis

Returning to 1870's London after finishing at boarding school, Fanny winesses the death of her father in a fight with Lord Manderstoke. She then finds that her family has for many years been running a bordello next door to their home. When her mother dies shortly after, she next discovers that her real father is in fact a well-respected politician. Meeting him and then falling in love with his young advisor Harry Somerford leads to a life of ups and downs and conflict between the classes. Periodically the scoundrel of a Lord crosses her path, always to tragic effect.

Film Details

Also Known As
Man of Evil
Release Date
1944

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

Synopsis

Returning to 1870's London after finishing at boarding school, Fanny winesses the death of her father in a fight with Lord Manderstoke. She then finds that her family has for many years been running a bordello next door to their home. When her mother dies shortly after, she next discovers that her real father is in fact a well-respected politician. Meeting him and then falling in love with his young advisor Harry Somerford leads to a life of ups and downs and conflict between the classes. Periodically the scoundrel of a Lord crosses her path, always to tragic effect.

Film Details

Also Known As
Man of Evil
Release Date
1944

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

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Trivia

Originally banned in the USA because it transgressed the Hays Purity Code