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The Moon-Spinners (1964)

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 ... See full summary »

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Ariadne
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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 Huggo

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HAYLEY and a ROMANTIC STRANGER bound together by an ancient secret... too dangerous to share! See more »


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8 July 1964 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The film was made and released about two years after its source novel of the same name by Mary Stewart had been first published in 1962. 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 »

Quotes

Madame Habib: You are the girl from that English children's book who walked through the glass into a world full of crazy people. And you know who I am? I am the March Hare.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Three Goddesses of Love
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by The Ron Grainer Orchestra
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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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