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Moonfleet (1955)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama | 24 June 1955 (USA)
Moonfleet is set in Dorset, England. The Fleet refers to the land just west of Portland, Southern England.

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Jeremy Fox
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Lord Ashwood
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Lady Ashwood
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Mrs. Minton
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John Mohune
Liliane Montevecchi ...
Gypsy (as Liliane Montevecchi of the Ballet de Paris)
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Damen
Dan Seymour ...
Hull
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Tewkesbury
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Major Hennishaw
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Storyline

Somewhere in the 18th century Great Britain, noble but penniless young boy John Mohune is sent by his dying mother to Moonfleet, to put himself under the protection of a certain Jeremy Fox. The boy discovers that Fox is both a former lover of his mother and the leader of a gang of buccaneers. A strange friendship grows as their adventures go on. Written by Yepok

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Wild and wonderful as the thrill-packed novel that inspired it !

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Adventure | Drama

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24 June 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Schloss im Schatten  »

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$1,955,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Eastman Color)

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2.55 : 1
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This film was a major flop at the box office, losing MGM $1,203,000 ($10.85M in 2016) according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

Right at the beginning of the film, when the little boy comes to, there's a shot where we can see the people surrounding him (as seen by the boy). But judging by the boy's place on the table in the next shot, he should be looking at the people upside down. See more »

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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une histoire seule (1988) See more »

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Read the novel instead.
7 June 2003 | by (Wyoming) – See all my reviews

Having read the earlier reviews of this movie, I do agree, in part, with some of them. But would like to give my two cents anyway.

This movie was based on a quite good 1898 novel by John Meade Falkner. Unfortunately Hollywood thought they could improve on the story line---with bad results (why am I not surprised).

Where did they ever come up with the name Jeremy Fox to replace Elzevir Block? And why did they make the boy so young? Not to mention the many other plot deviations (i.e. devious woman) which detracted from the tale. This could have been another 'Treasure Island' had the producers been a little less prone to taking liberties with literature.

Now this movie is still very watchable mind you. And Granger is not too bad in his role. But if you want an idea of what the movie could have been, read the book!


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