When the fabulous Moonstone diamond is stolen, all the suspects appear to have alibis. Even the young girl who owns the diamond won't say whom she saw took it. A dear family friend calls in... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Moonstone (2016)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A diamond goes missing after a party at an English country house, and numerous suspects have a motive for its disappearance.

Stars: Joshua Silver, Leo Wringer, Terenia Edwards
The Woman in White (TV Movie 1997)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Based upon Wilkie Collins Victorian mystery, the gothic tale tells of a pair of half sisters whose lives end up caught in a grand conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman dressed in... See full summary »

Director: Tim Fywell
Stars: Tara Fitzgerald, Justine Waddell, Andrew Lincoln
The Moonstone (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A priceless jewel, originally plundered from a Hindu shrine, is presented to Rachel Verinder on her 18th birthday. The jewel goes missing and suspicion falls over the household, threatening to destroy someone close to Rachel's heart.

Stars: Vivien Heilbron, Robin Ellis, Basil Dignam
The Cinder Path (TV Mini-Series 1994)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Tale of a farmer's son who gets involved with two sisters, then goes to fight in the trenches in WW1.

Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lloyd Owen, Polly Adams
Under the Greenwood Tree (TV Movie 2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In this lighthearted romance from Victorian novelist Thomas Hardy, the beautiful new village school teacher is pursued by three suitors: a working-class man, a landowner, and the vicar.

Director: Nicholas Laughland
Stars: Keeley Hawes, James Murray, Terry Mortimer
The Black Candle (TV Movie 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Yorkshire in the 1880's: Joe Skinner marries Lily Whitmore, the woman he has long admired, to give a name to her illegitimate child by Lionel Fillmore, the opportunistic son of an ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Battersby
Stars: Cathy Sandford, Nathaniel Parker, James Gaddas
The Girl (TV Movie 1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In mid-19th century Northumberland , Hannah Boyle is left with the family of Matthew Thornton, the man her dying mother claims fathered her. Ill-treated by Thornton's bitter and vindictive ... See full summary »

Director: David Wheatley
Stars: Siobhan Flynn, Jonathan Cake, Mark Benton
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (TV Mini-Series 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Based on a little known 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, Tara Fitzgerald stars as an enigmatic young woman who moves to 19th Century Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone ... See full summary »

Stars: Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald, Rupert Graves
The Woman in White (TV Mini-Series 1982)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In Victorian England, Laura and her half-sister Marian are entwined in a terrifying web of deceit. Laura's doppelganger, a mysterious woman dressed all in white, may hold the key to unlock the mystery.

Stars: Diana Quick, Ian Richardson, John Shrapnel
The Moth (TV Movie 1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Set in 1913 Northumbria, England, the story is about Robert Bradley, a strong-willed young worker at a Jarrow shipyard, who arrives home one day to find that his father has died. At the ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Battersby
Stars: Jack Davenport, David Howey, Janet Dale
Colour Blind (TV Mini-Series 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A gritty period drama set in industrial Tyneside during World War I. Life for the McQueen family is turned upside down when daughter Bridget comes home with a black husband.

Stars: Joe Caffrey, Dearbhla Molloy, Ian Embleton
The Moonstone (1934)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Typical Monogram whodunit from the 30's, with dialogue and sound effects based on the well known mystery book with same title. A valuable gem from India is stolen in an old dark mansion and... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Barker
Stars: David Manners, Phyllis Barry, Gustav von Seyffertitz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Mellan Mitchell ...
Cut-throat Indian
...
...
Rachel Lumberg ...
Penelope
Nicholas Lane ...
Samuel
...
Indian
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

When the fabulous Moonstone diamond is stolen, all the suspects appear to have alibis. Even the young girl who owns the diamond won't say whom she saw took it. A dear family friend calls in the famous Sergeant Cuff to solve the case, but they'll have to untangle a skein of lies and retrieve lost memories before they'll find the path to the diamond. Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

diamond | theft | phoenix | stencil | paint | See All (23) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A holdgyémánt  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Nice production of a story that is now high camp.
15 June 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

The Moonstone was of course a landmark Victorian novel it being the first detective novel.

There is much to enjoy here, the scenery and settings are great, the photography and music excellent. The principal actors, Greg Wise and Keeley Hawes, are fine, playing it straight and acting their way through the twists and turns of the often ridiculous plot with great sincerity. I wasn't too keen on Anthony Sher's Inspector Cuff I found it too stagy and mannered and some of the minor characters are over blown but all in all it's a good production.

Lots of fun if taken in the right spirit.


10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?