Fritz Lang
USA 1954, 1955
87 min

In the mid 18th century, on the southern coast of England, orphaned John Mohune seeks out Jeremy Fox, a roguish gentleman who has been appointed the child’s guardian. Unwilling to be passed along to another custodian, young Mohune remains in Moonfleet and discovers a nest of secrets lurking within the rocky, windswept town. Rather than exaggerating the story into something it wasn't, lang zeroed in on the true essence of Moonfleet: a child’s-eye view of the mysteries of adulthood and the horrors of 18th-century pirates. Hoping for a colorful spectacular, MGM commissioned the film in Cinemascope and Eastman color. Lang’s aim was romanticism – not the stuff of flowery love stories but the haunted, often tragic literature of Goethe, Shelley or Poe. “If you would make a contemporary horror story, you would use a different atmosphere”, Lang explained. “But if there are ghosts – which there are in this because they think the smugglers are ghosts – and it plays in a churchyard and so on, you have to make it romantic.” (Bret Wood)

  • Stewart Granger - Jeremy Fox
  • George Sanders - Lord James Ashwood
  • Joan Greenwood - Lady Clarista Ashwood
  • Viveca Lindfors - Mrs. Minton
  • Jan Lustig
  • Margaret Fitts nach dem gleichnamigen Roman von John Meade Falkner
  • Robert Planck
  • Wesley C. Miller
  • Albert Akst
  • Miklós Rózsa
  • Vicente Gómez
  • Cedric Gibbons
  • Hans Peters
  • Edwin B. Willis
  • Richard Pfefferle
  • Walter Plunkett
Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Hollywood Classics

35 mm
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