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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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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's romantic, carefree holiday suddenly becomes an electrifying surprise in suspense! See more »


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8 July 1964 (USA)  »

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A holdsugár-szövők  »

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Trivia

This motion picture's television debut in 1966 was launched at a big lavish expense. See more »

Goofs

Nikky mentions visiting Athens and she wished they could stick the Acropolis back together. The Acropolis is the HILL the Parthenon is on---which is what she'd like stuck back together. See more »

Quotes

Alexis: [Aunt Fran pulls up to the hotel in a hearse] For crying loud out!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Villiage Wedding
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by The Ron Grainer Orchestra
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great movie
19 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. I first saw it when I was seven years old, so I developed my first crush on Haley Mills. I remember staring at a full moon and being transported to the Greek isles and holding hands with her and going on all sorts of adventures......sigh. and then there is The Truth About Spring and Search for the Castaways....a little boys heart was just a fluttering. Back to the Moon...I so wanted to be on that island to help her and her friend. I was all in knots during the wind mill adventure...wow for a seven year old that was very intense, especially for a country boy. I remember yelling at the movie screen when things got too intense, and I was very relieved when everything turned out OK. Yes the movie was very good and still would be good with another leading lady, but I am glad that Mr Disney found Haley Mills!


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