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Moonfleet (1955)

 -  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

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Jeremy Fox
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Lord Ashwood
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Lady Ashwood
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Mrs. Minton
Jon Whiteley ...
John Mohune
Liliane Montevecchi ...
Gypsy (as Liliane Montevecchi of the Ballet de Paris)
Melville Cooper ...
Sean McClory ...
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Donna Corcoran ...
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Damen
Dan Seymour ...
Hull
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Tewkesbury
Lester Matthews ...
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)  »

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Das Schloss im Schatten  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Eastman Color)

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2.35 : 1
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Opening credits: Two hundred years ago the great heath of Dorsetshire ran wild and bleak down to the sea. Here, in hidden caves and lonely villages, the smuggling bands plied their violent trade. And here, one October evening in the year 1757, a small boy came in search of a man whom he believed to be his friend. See more »

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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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Superb!
11 April 2001 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

In the 50s, the great Errol Flynn was getting long in the tooth and Stewart Granger, tall, suave and incredibly "cool," by today's standards, was filling the role of the dashing adventurer in those halcyon days of moviedom before TV gutted the industry. This film directed by the venerable Fritz Lang is an immensely entertaining adventure with pirates, villains and intrigue all handled with dash and aplomb by Stewart Granger. Alas, no video but watch for it on the late night show and, as another reviewer has suggested, tape it for seeing again and again.


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