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The Moon-Spinners (1964)

 -  Family | Mystery | Romance  -  8 July 1964 (USA)
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Young English girl Nikky and her aunt arrive at the Moon-Spinners, a hotel on Crete, to a less than enthusiastic welcome. The coolness of the owner is only out-done by the surliness of her ... See full summary »

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Young English girl Nikky and her aunt arrive at the Moon-Spinners, a hotel on Crete, to a less than enthusiastic welcome. The coolness of the owner is only out-done by the surliness of her brother Stratos, recently back from London. But then there is nice English lad Mark to make friends with, at least until Stratos and his pal take a shot at him one night. When Nikky helps him hide she finds the Greeks are after her too. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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HAYLEY... on a Carefree Holiday... suddenly plunged into the strange world of [The Moon-Spinners] See more »


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In the film's source novel of the same name by Mary Stewart the lead character of Nikky Ferris (Hayley Mills) travels alone but in this movie adaptation she is accompanied by her Aunt Frances Ferris (Joan Greenwood). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Stratos: They cannot have lied. The stars cannot lie...
Madame Habib: Everybody lies when it serves their purpose, even the stars
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The Moon-Spinners Song
Written by Terry Gilkyson
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Adequate entertainment.
8 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

A passable time-filler from Disney. No great shakes in terms of script or direction, but it does feature some pretty well-executed stunts, and an extremely winning performance by Hayley Mills. Though sometimes sluggish, this thriller manages to remain reasonably absorbing most of the time and you can spend a fairly pleasant afternoon watching it.


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