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The Moonraker (1958)

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After the battle of Worcester at the end of the Civil War, the main aim of Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth is to capture Charles Stuart. The future king's escape depends on the intrepid Earl... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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The Moonraker
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Anne Wyndham
Marius Goring ...
Colonel Beaumont
Peter Arne ...
Edmund Tyler
Clive Morton ...
Lord Harcourt
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Richard Leech ...
Henry Strangeways
Iris Russell ...
Judith Strangeways
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Martin Strangeways (as Michael Anderson Jnr.)
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
Parfitt
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Captain Wilcox
Julian Somers ...
Captain Foster
Sylvia Bidmead ...
Meg
Patrick Waddington ...
Lord Dorset
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Storyline

After the battle of Worcester at the end of the Civil War, the main aim of Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth is to capture Charles Stuart. The future king's escape depends on the intrepid Earl of Dawlish, who as the Moonraker has already spirited away many Royalists. Dawlish travels to the Windwhistle Inn on the south coast to prepare the escape, where he meets Anne Wyndham, the fiancée of a top Roundhead colonel. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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£500 REWARD! The Moonraker must be captured... DEAD OR ALIVE!


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3 August 1958 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Blood on the Sword  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(colour) (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in October 1651. See more »

Goofs

The Roundhead troops wear red sashes. This was the sash colour worn by Royalists - Roundheads wore tawny or blue. See more »

Soundtracks

The Moonraker
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Music by Laurie Johnson
Lyrics by Geoffrey Parsons
Sung by Ronnie Hilton over the Main Titles
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A Moonraker is ....
26 November 2005 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

"A Moonraker is a smuggler. One who dumps his contraband in the bottom of a lake then rakes it out by moonlight." (Definitely not to be confused with the James Bond escapade).

I believe this film is now in the public domain as I saw it as an "afternoon matinée" on my local school cable channel, where I usually see titles from the $1 bin.

While the movie was historically interesting, the action less enjoyable than Errol Flynn's Robin Hood and the staging and dialog delivery seemed slow and mechanical to me. If you are a fan of Elizabethan costume dramas, this will be a pleasant diversion for you.


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