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The Moon-Spinners

  • Action
  • Family
  • 1964
  • James Neilson
  • 113 mins
  • U

Summary

Mystery starring Hayley Mills and Eli Wallach. While visiting Crete with her aunt, a teenage girl meets a mysterious young Englishman and is drawn into the intrigue surrounding a jewellery robbery.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Walt Disney fashioned numerous star vehicles for young Hayley Mills, and here she's involved (along with the wonderfully husky-voiced Joan Greenwood) in some likeable nonsense about jewel thieves in Crete. But it's the supporting cast that makes this worth watching: silent screen vamp Pola Negri came out of retirement to play the mysterious Madame Habib, her first movie since 1943, only to be upstaged by the evil Eli Wallach and Greek star Irene Papas as his sister. Unfortunately, it doesn't quite come off as a Hitchcock-style mystery, and Mary Stewart's original novel should really have been completely reworked for the screen.

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Credits

Cast

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Nikky FerrisHayley Mills
StratosEli Wallach
Madame HabibPola Negri
Mark CamfordPeter McEnery
Aunt FrancesJoan Greenwood
SophiaIrene Papas
Cynthia GambleSheila Hancock
AlexisMichael Davis (2)
LambisPaul Stassino
Anthony Chelmscott GambleJohn Le Mesurier

Crew

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DirectorJames Neilson

Details

Released on
1964-08-20
Languages
English | Greek | Spanish
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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