Moonfleet

  • Fritz Lang (1955)
  • US
  • 86 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

While a long way from being the best film on director Fritz Lang's illustrious CV, this adaptation of J Meade Falkner's swashbuckling classic still makes for rousing entertainment. Set in Dorset in the 1770s, the fast-moving tale of smuggling and secret identities provides Stewart Granger with the chance to add a touch of devilment to the expected romantic dash and derring-do. George Sanders gives his usual performance of silky smooth malevolence, but, as is so often the case in such action adventures, too little is asked of the female leads - Joan Greenwood and Viveca Lindfors suffer here. Nevertheless, this is a solid piece of good old-fashioned escapism.

Plot Summary

Period adventure starring Stewart Granger, Joan Greenwood and George Sanders. Young John Mohune travels to the village of Moonfleet after his mother's death to search for Jeremy Fox, the man she had loved. Unknown to Mohune, the foppish Fox is the leader of a gang of smugglers.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jeremy Fox
Stewart Granger
Lady Ashwood
Joan Greenwood
Lord Ashwood
George Sanders
Mrs Minton
Viveca Lindfors
John Mohune
Jon Whiteley
Gypsy
Liliane Montevecchi
Felix Ratsey
Melville Cooper
Elzevir Block
Sean McClory
Parson Glennie
Alan Napier
Damen
Jack Elam
Magistrate Maskew
John Hoyt

Crew

Director
Fritz Lang

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Guidance: 
Violence.
Categories
Drama

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