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The Moon-Spinners

PG Released Jul 2, 1964 1h 58m Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 60% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings
A young Englishman (Peter McEnery) joins a young Englishwoman (Hayley Mills) in a jewel-theft mystery on the isle of Crete. Read More Read Less
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Tracey Petherick Common Sense Media Part holiday romance, part crime caper, this classic Disney adventure is full of mystery and suspense from the off that makes for an an entertaining jaunt. Rated: 3/5 Oct 14, 2021 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine It is an oddly mature film for Disney in the 1960s. Rated: 7/10 Jun 16, 2020 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Strange but intriguing Disney starring growing up Hayley Mills. Rated: 3/5 Aug 1, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Dale R Once again starring Hayley Mills as the lead female, this movie is a mystery/adventure and has a plot that can be dull to some. The villain is dumb and the plot is obvious and the ending is abrupt. It does take place on the island of Crete, so there is some cool Greek culture. I wouldn’t recommend this movie unless it seems to strike your fancy. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 07/07/24 Full Review Russell H Not bad. Had a great suspenseful scene with a windmill. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Once again starring Hayley Mills as the lead female, this movie is a mystery/adventure and has a plot that can be dull to some. The villain is dumb and the plot is obvious and the ending is abrupt. It does take place on the island of Crete, so there is some cool Greek culture. I wouldn't recommend this movie unless it seems to strike your fancy. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review s r It had some potential and a great cast, but it got caught up in itself and tripped a few times. I'm still confused by the plot. DVD. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Although this wasn't as good as I had hoped, I enjoyed it. Great acting by Hailey Mills and lots of adventure as only Disney can do. It was nice to see her in a more "grown up" role. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review r 9 Split feelings towards 'The Moon-Spinners', but overall I think it's fun enough. I like the premise but didn't enjoy how it's done by the film, some of the key characters kinda pop out from nowhere to all of a sudden be big parts of the story. I do rate the feel of it all, it's shot well across some nice locations in Greece. The pacing is off though, the execution of the plot would've been better with a trim, quick run time. Hayley Mills, in her penultimate Disney production, is a top actress no doubt, but her as Nikky doesn't really work - mostly due to how she's written, especially at the beginning where her and Frances (Joan Greenwood) come across pretty unlikeable - and I don't think it's intentional. Eli Wallach (Stratos) and Peter McEnery (Mark) give the best performances, which is probably why I felt just about entertained by this as those two are integral together throughout. Satisfactory cast, just not greatly told by those behind the scenes. This has cool moments and disappointing moments, to the point where it probably levels out to be classed as good. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A young Englishman (Peter McEnery) joins a young Englishwoman (Hayley Mills) in a jewel-theft mystery on the isle of Crete.
Director
James Neilson
Producer
Bill Anderson, Hugh Attwooll
Distributor
Buena Vista Distribution Co. Inc.
Production Co
Walt Disney Productions
Rating
PG
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 2, 1964, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 1, 2014
Runtime
1h 58m
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