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Michael Dyne (screenplay)
Mary Stewart (book)
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Release Date:
8 July 1964 (USA) See more »
HAYLEY and a ROMANTIC STRANGER bound together by an ancient secret... too dangerous to share! See more »
British musicologist Frances Ferris and her late teen niece Nicky Ferris are traveling through Crete recording Greek folk songs for the BBC... See more » | Full synopsis »
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At times boring but overall enjoyable! See more (35 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Hayley Mills ... Nicky Ferris

Eli Wallach ... Stratos

Peter McEnery ... Mark Camford

Joan Greenwood ... Aunt Frances Ferris

Irene Papas ... Sophia

John Le Mesurier ... Anthony Gamble

Paul Stassino ... Lambis

Sheila Hancock ... Cynthia Gamble

Michael Davis ... Alexis

André Morell ... Yacht Captain (as Andre Morell)

George Pastell ... Police Lieutenant

Tutte Lemkow ... Orestes
Steve Plytas ... Hearse Driver
Harry Tardios ... Bus Driver
Pamela Barrie ... Ariadne

Pola Negri ... Madame Habib
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terry Gilkyson ... Singer (uncredited)

Directed by
James Neilson 
Writing credits
Michael Dyne (screenplay)

Mary Stewart (book "The Moon-Spinners")

Produced by
Bill Anderson .... co-producer
Hugh Attwooll .... associate producer
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Ron Grainer 
Cinematography by
Paul Beeson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gordon Stone 
Casting by
Maude Spector 
Art Direction by
Anthony Masters  (as Tony Masters)
Costume Design by
Anthony Mendleson 
Makeup Department
Harry Frampton .... makeup artist
A.G. Scott .... hairdresser
Production Management
Peter Manley .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Peverall .... assistant director
Arthur J. Vitarelli .... second unit director
Costas Ferris .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Spyros Spyromilios .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
John Graysmark .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jonathan Bates .... sound editor
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist (as Gordon McCallum)
Dudley Messenger .... sound recordist
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Otto Snel .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jimmy Harris .... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
Jimmy Ward .... special effects (uncredited)
Jack Woodbridge .... special effects (uncredited)
Cliff Diggins .... stunt (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Harcourt .... camera operator
Michael Reed .... additional photographer
John Wilcox .... additional photographer
Music Department
Ron Grainer .... conductor
Other crew
Yvonne Axeworthy .... continuity (as Yvonne Axworthy)
Jimmy Chipperfield .... animals
Walt Disney .... presenter
Crew verified as complete

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118 min
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Australia:G | Finland:K-12 | Norway:12 | UK:U | UK:U (video rating) (1985) | USA:G | USA:Approved (PCA #20610) | USA:PG (certificate #32031) (1992) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Final theatrical feature film of Polish actress Pola Negri.See more »
Factual errors: Nikky mentions she'll try the periscope out on the terrace. It's a telescope, not a periscope.See more »
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 SongSee more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
At times boring but overall enjoyable!, 6 January 2005
Author: Sam from USA

First off, I am a fan of Hayley Mills. That is why I saw this film in the first place. I like her work and this Disney film has a certain draw that I enjoy.

The setting (actually filmed there) is great and the music a nice backdrop. McEnery adds a nice romantic flair. What can I say? I liked him. I'll admit that the film has its faults, and it is not on any of my top film lists. The film drags on in several chunks of the story. You can read more on the plot from others, this is just my opinion overall.

But, if you like Hayley in late Disney style, off the coast of Greece somewhere helping McEnery against jewel criminals,... then this flick is for you.

:) GRADE: Low B

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