Moonfleet (1955)




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Movie Info

In this British period piece, young Jon Whitely learns that he is to inherit a valuable diamond. Hoping to get his own hands on the gem, Whitely's greedy guardian Stewart Granger packs the boy off to boarding school, but he returns to bollix up his Granger's plans.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: J. Meade Falkner, Jan Lustig, Margaret Fitts
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 22, 1992
Warner Bros. Classics



as John Mohune

as Jeremy Fox

as Lord James Ashwood

as Lady Clarista Ashwoo...

as Mrs. Anna Minton

as Gypsy Dancer

as Felix Ratsey

as Elzevir Block

as Parson Glennie

as Magistrate Maskew

as Damen

as Tewkesbury

as Major Hennishaw

as Starkill

as Greening

as Capt. Stanhope

as Coachman

as Capt. Hawkins

as Officer

as Soldier

as Lt. Upjohn
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Critic Reviews for Moonfleet

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

The plot turns upon a lost diamond of great price, but mostly the film is a string of lively, unrelated escapades.

Full Review… | October 15, 2014
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

With mood and action the keynote of the John Houseman production, the direction by Fritz Lang plays both hard, developing considerable movement in several rugged action sequences without neglecting suspense.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

A boy and a rakish smuggler search for a legendary lost diamond in a wonderfully stylised version of 19th century Cornwall.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

But, golly, that screen play by Jan Lustig and Margaret Fitts is a thoroughly boneless thing -- a hodgepodge of odd and sprawling incidents without dramatic continuity or sense!

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

A suggestive, subjective account of an orphan boy's apprenticeship to a dashing smuggler.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This is a solid piece of good old-fashioned escapism.

Full Review… | October 15, 2014
Radio Times

Audience Reviews for Moonfleet


much better than i was led to believe, certainly superior to hitchcock's 'jamaica inn' which i've never managed to finish

Stella Dallas

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