British musicologist Frances Ferris and her late teen niece Nicky Ferris are traveling through Crete recording Greek folk songs for the BBC. In the usually quiet coastal town of Aghios Georgios, they manage to get a room at an inn called the Moon-Spinners, despite the people at the inn being busy preparing for a wedding, and no one there, except Alexis, the young teen son of the proprietress Sophia, he who is fond of spouting current popular Americanisms in his slightly broken English, seeming to want them there. Frances and Nicky learn from Alexis that the unwelcoming feeling is all because of his maternal Uncle Stratos, who has become a man suspicious of anyone ever since his recent return from London after being away for fifteen years. Beyond those there for the wedding, the only other guest at the inn is a young Englishman named Mark Camford, who they befriend. Nicky is too preoccupied with her own suspicions and mistrust of Stratos truly to see that there is something more ... Written by
HAYLEY and a ROMANTIC STRANGER bound together by an ancient secret... too dangerous to share!
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Did You Know?
One of the most notable Hitchcockian style thriller scenes in the picture was the windmill suspense sequence. Alfred Hitchcock
had previously directed one in 1940's Foreign Correspondent
(1940) around a quarter of a century earlier. See more
When Nickie is trapped in the windmill it is late afternoon, yet when they cut away to the aunt at the Inn, it is dark out as if it were night. Then, when Stratos goes to the windmill in the scene after that, it is late afternoon again. See more
Well, since this seems to have turned into a family reunion, we might as well make the best of it. I will have dinner served on the rear deck. I'm so upset... I shall have mine in bed.
The Moon-Spinners Song
Written by Terry Gilkyson
Performed by The Ron Grainer
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