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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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Details

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)
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The prestigious French film publication Cahiers du Cinéma named Moonfleet as one of the 100 greatest films ever made, listing it at #32. 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 »

Quotes

Mrs. Minton: Jeremy, why didn't you tell me?
Jeremy Fox: She's dead, Ann.
Mrs. Minton: Not to you, Jeremy. That's why we had to leave the islands, isn't it? To come back here to this cursed house, her house. It would have been better for both of us if you'd told me.
Jeremy Fox: So that you could give me the benefit of your compassion?
Mrs. Minton: No, Jeremy, but at least I would have known what lay ahead of me. I would have known how foolish I was to be jealous of the others. The women that you play with to fill the emptiness which is your life!
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Connections

Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Seul le cinéma (1994) See more »

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Fun movie, but the criticisms are valid
20 February 2006 | by zazee27See all my reviews

I saw this movie projected onto a screen, from the DVD, I think; it looked as good as old films usually do. I found it very enjoyable and was surprised that I had not seen it before. However, I feel gratified to read the complaints by one member here who could not figure out all the plot details: I couldn't, either! Now, after reading more information or speculation about the making of the film, I see why. I found that there is a whole website and society devoted to the author of the book, John Meade Falkner, and a biography of him was published not long ago.

This is my first time viewing this website. I'm impressed by the quality of the comments; I'll definitely come back.


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