Mistress Pamela

Mistress Pamela is a 1973 British sex comedy drama film directed by Jim O'Connolly and starring Ann Michelle, Dudley Foster, Anna Quayle and Anthony Sharp. It was loosely based on the 1740 novel Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded by Samuel Richardson.[1][2]

Mistress Pamela
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British quad poster
Directed byJim O'Connolly
Produced byJim O'Connolly
Written byJim O'Connolly
Based onthe novel by Samuel Richardson
StarringAnn Michelle
Julian Barnes
Dudley Foster
Anna Quayle
Anthony Sharp
Music byDavid Whitaker
CinematographyArthur Ibbetson
Edited byFergus McDonell
Merlot Film Productions
Distributed byAnglo-EMI (UK)
Fanfare Films (USA)
Release date
November 1973 (UK release)
Running time
91 min
CountryUnited Kingdom


In the eighteenth century, Pamela, a servant girl in the household of Lord Devenish, must fight off the advances of her young master - a gentleman determined to have Pamela as his mistress.


Critical receptionEdit

Time Out wrote, "Richardson's 18th century classic Pamela clearly dredged up for its bawdy possibilities...About all the film has in common with the original is a notable lack of humour."[3]


  1. ^ "Mistress Pamela". BFI.
  2. ^ "Mistress Pamela (1974)". IMDb. 1 January 1974.
  3. ^ "Mistress Pamela". Time Out London.