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The Truth About Spring (1965)

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Tommy Tyler a lazy Caribbean sailor and his tom-boy daughter, Spring are out to search for a buried treasure. Tommy brings aboard William Ashton, a young lawyer to help with the search. ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Spring Tyler
Tommy Tyler
William Ashton
'Cark' / Cark
'Sellers' / Sellers
Niall MacGinnis ...
'Cleary' / Cleary
Lionel Murton ...
'Simmons' / Simmons
'Skelton' / Skelton


Tommy Tyler a lazy Caribbean sailor and his tom-boy daughter, Spring are out to search for a buried treasure. Tommy brings aboard William Ashton, a young lawyer to help with the search. Ashton turns out to be handy when they encounter dangerous rivals. Tommy also tries to play match maker between Ashton and Spring-a difficult task indeed. Written by Kelly

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Release Date:

31 March 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Aventura Está ao Largo  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This movie was based on a 1921 novel by Henry De Vire Stacpoole, titled "Satan: A Romance of the Bahamas." Much of the plot and all of the characters are in the book, with a few name changes. Spring was Jude Tyler in the book. The biggest character change was dropping her brother Satan Tyler and turning him into her father Tommy Tyler, probably so John Mills could play the father. But the boat Sarah Tyler, the villains Cark and Cleary, the adventures, events, and much of the dialogue are all there on the pages of the novel, and lovers of the film should enjoy reading it. It is in the public domain and can be found and read on line. Stacpoole also wrote the novel "The Blue Lagoon" on which that movie was based. See more »


When Spring falls into the seagull eggs she creates a wet patch or her right buttock. When we next see it as she walks away it is very much larger. See more »


William Ashton: Will you do me a big favor Spring?
Spring Tyler: What?
William Ashton: Stop calling me Ashton.
Spring Tyler: What am I supposed to call you?
William Ashton: Everybody else calls me Bill.
Spring Tyler: Alright, I'll call you William.
William Ashton: [chagrined] Thank you. Goodnight Spring.
Spring Tyler: Goodnight Ashton.
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Remake of Satan's Sister (1925) See more »


The Truth About Spring
Music by Robert Farnon
Words by David Heneker
Sung by Danny Street
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Great Movie - It should be out on DVD!
23 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would happily pay $20.00 US for this movie.

I fondly recall watching "The Truth About Spring". Sir John Mills and Hayley are two of my favorites. This movie is entertaining and the scenery is spectacular. When I watched it the first time I was but 12 years old, and I can still recall scenes from the movie. I watched the movie again when I was a young man with my daughter, we both enjoyed a cold rainy afternoon in Michigan, able to escape in a wonderful movie. I only hope that I can watch "The Truth About Spring" again with my four Granddaughters. The movie successfully paired Hayley Mills with James Mac Arthur in a delicate developing young romance that, in the beginning, James Mac Arthur is really quite unsure of. Add to this mix, the seasoned common sense of John Mills, and the cast just take off with the plot from there on. I do recommend this movie to any age audience.

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