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Moonfleet (1955)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama | June 1955 (UK)
A young orphan is sent to the village of Moonfleet, in Dorset, England to stay with his mother's former lover, who has the facade of a gentleman but is a leader of a gang of swashbuckling bootleggers. The duo went on a treasure hunt.

Director:

Fritz Lang

Writers:

Jan Lustig (screenplay), Margaret Fitts (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Granger ... Jeremy Fox
George Sanders ... Lord Ashwood
Joan Greenwood ... Lady Ashwood
Viveca Lindfors ... Mrs. Minton
Jon Whiteley ... John Mohune
Liliane Montevecchi ... Gypsy
Melville Cooper ... Felix Ratsey
Sean McClory ... Elzevir Block
Alan Napier ... Parson Glennie
John Hoyt ... Magistrate Maskew
Donna Corcoran ... Grace
Jack Elam ... Damen
Dan Seymour ... Hull
Ian Wolfe ... Tewkesbury
Lester Matthews ... Major Hennishaw
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Storyline

Somewhere in eighteenth century Great Britain, noble, but penniless, young boy John Mohune is sent by his dying mother to Moonfleet, to put himself under the protection of a certain Jeremy Fox. The boy discovers that Fox is both a former lover of his mother and the leader of a gang of buccaneers. A strange friendship grows as their adventures go on. Written by Yepok

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Wild and wonderful as the thrill-packed novel that inspired it !

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

June 1955 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Schloss im Schatten See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,955,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$567,000, 31 December 1955

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,574,000, 31 December 1955
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Stewart Granger wanted the film to be made in Cornwall. He was dismayed that it did not follow the book. See more »

Goofs

Right at the beginning of the film, when the little boy comes to, there's a shot where we can see the people surrounding him (as seen by the boy). But judging by the boy's place on the table in the next shot, he should be looking at the people upside down. See more »

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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une histoire seule (1989) See more »

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An enjoyable adventure
7 April 2004 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

I just watched Moonfleet for the first time and enjoyed it. I taped it one afternoon from the TV as it is not available on video.

A young boy is sent to the town of Moonfleet by his dying mother to be looked after by an old flame of hers. While there, he gets into all sorts of adventures and dangers including smuggling, grave robbing and treasure.

The cast includes a good performance by Stewart Granger and is joined by George Sanders, Joan Greenwood, John Hoyt and young Jon Whiteley.

I read in one review that this move is family viewing but I thought some of the scenes in it including the dead man hanging from a pole at the beginning may be a little too scary for younger children.

An excellent movie.

Rating: 3 and a half stars out of 5.


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