MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 221 this week

Moonfleet (1955)

 -  Adventure | Drama  -  24 June 1955 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 2,064 users  
Reviews: 35 user | 20 critic

Moonfleet is set in Dorset, England. The Fleet refers to the land just west of Portland, Southern England.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 21 Aug 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 20 Feb 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Moonfleet" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Moonfleet (1955)

Moonfleet (1955) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Moonfleet.
Edit

Cast

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 ...
...
Damen
Dan Seymour ...
Hull
...
Tewkesbury
Lester Matthews ...
Major Hennishaw
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

24 June 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Moonfleet  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

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 »

Connections

Version of Moonfleet (1984) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Adventure and thrills set in 18th century splendidly directed and filmed in superb color
6 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

You have seldom seem a picture so crowed with excitement ¡ . It starts in Dortshire coast, Moonfleet , England, 1775 ,october , (Moonfleet is set in Dorset, England The Fleet refers to the land just west of Portland, Southern England ) a young boy named John Mohune (John Whiteley) is sent by his deceased mummy to seek Jeremy Fox (Stewart Granger) who is actually a rakish buccaneer . Then Fox puts him under his protection and is proceeded a special father-son relationship . The boy learns that Fox is both a ex-lover of his mum and the leader of a band of smugglers. Meanwhile both of whom look for and encounter a legendary lost diamond . Fox still haunted by the memory of the dying mother but also has another lover (Viveca Lindfords) who double-crosses him .

This classic adventure film contains emotion , intrigue , chills, and colorful scenarios. Wonderful relationship along with strong friendship is developed between the buccaneer perfectly incarnated by Stewart Granger and the newcomer boy . It contains dark moments in Hammer style as happens when the young boy journeys across an eerie world full of hanging trees , gallows , ghastly sculptures , and cemeteries plenty of coffins . Wonderful secondary cast full of prestigious secondaries as George Sanders , Joan Greenwood , Alan Napier , John Hoyt , Jack Elam , Ian Wolfe , among others . Impressive production design with glamorous sets by Hans Peters . Glimmer cinematography in superb Eastmancolor and CinemaScope by Robert Planck and mostly filmed in studios , during six weeks in 1954 , being exteriors shot in Oceanside , California. Thrilling and emotive musical score by Miklos Rozsa . The motion picture lavishly produced by also actor John Houseman is stunningly directed by Fritz Lang . Lang directed masterfully all kind of genres as Noir cinema as ¨Big heat , Scarlet Street and Beyond a reasonable doubt¨ , Epic as ¨Nibelungs¨, suspense as ¨Secret beyond the door, Clash by night¨ , Western as ¨Rancho Notorious and Return of Frank James ¨ and of course Adventure as ¨Moonfleet¨ . This good adventure drama with lots of exciting and thrilling moments will appeal to Stewart Granger fans . Rating : Better than average , resulting to be a marvellous stylised version of the Great Britain coast in the 19th century . Worthwhile watching .


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
When will this film be released? preferably on dvd jimboluck
Help with a vague memory... Taffybird
The characters zelley-1
Viveca Lindfors jeff_bailey44
The Case Of The Missing Scene. DavidW1947
Discuss Moonfleet (1955) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?