Moonfleet (1955)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Fox
Lord Ashwood
Lady Ashwood
Mrs. Minton
Jon Whiteley ...
John Mohune
Liliane Montevecchi ...
Gypsy (as Liliane Montevecchi of the Ballet de Paris)
Melville Cooper ...
Sean McClory ...
Donna Corcoran ...
Dan Seymour ...
Lester Matthews ...
Major Hennishaw


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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Release Date:

24 June 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Schloss im Schatten  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)


(Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Did You Know?


James Dean visited the set during production. See more »


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 »


Featured in Closet Children (1977) See more »

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An enjoyable adventure
7 April 2004 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

I just watched Moonfleet for the first time and enjoyed it. I taped it one afternoon from the TV as it is not available on video.

A young boy is sent to the town of Moonfleet by his dying mother to be looked after by an old flame of hers. While there, he gets into all sorts of adventures and dangers including smuggling, grave robbing and treasure.

The cast includes a good performance by Stewart Granger and is joined by George Sanders, Joan Greenwood, John Hoyt and young Jon Whiteley.

I read in one review that this move is family viewing but I thought some of the scenes in it including the dead man hanging from a pole at the beginning may be a little too scary for younger children.

An excellent movie.

Rating: 3 and a half stars out of 5.

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