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The Moon-Spinners (1964) was a Family - Mystery Film directed by James Neilson and produced by Walt Disney, Hugh Attwooll and Bill Anderson.

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The Moon-Spinners: A Disney Film With a Touch of Hitchcock

By Rick29 on Oct 4, 2021 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Hayley Mills as Nikky.What do you get when you cross an Alfred Hitchcock suspense film with a Disney movie? The answer is something like The Moon-Spinners (1965), an attempt to transition 17-year-old Hayley Mills to more grown-up roles.The Moon-Spinners opens with musicologist Fran Ferris (Joan Gree... Read full article

The Moon-Spinners ( 1964 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 5, 2020 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

In 1963, Hayley Mills, one of the most popular child stars of the decade, set off for Greece to star in Walt Disney's family-friendly adaptation of Mary Stewart's thrilling novel "The Moon-Spinners". Mills stars as Nikky Ferris, a young girl who is traveling throughout Europe with her Aunt Frances ... Read full article

book: The Moon-Spinners (1962) by Mary Stewart

By John Grant on Nov 1, 2018 From Noirish

I read a few of Mary Stewart’s romantic suspensers back in the day (for some reason I was less entranced by her Arthurian series), but I’m pretty sure this wasn’t one of them. I did watch the 1964 movie, although all I can now remember of it is the windmill and (of course) Our R... Read full article

The Moon-Spinners (1954)

By Beatrice on Apr 21, 2018 From Flickers in Time

The Moon-Spinners Directed by James Nielson Written by Michael Dyne from a book by Mary Stewart 1964/US/UK/Argentina Walt Disney Productions First viewing/Amazon Instant This good family adventure from Disney features Haley Mills’s first screen kiss. Nicky Ferris ( Mills) is accompanyin... Read full article

Reel to Real: The Moon-Spinners

By Kay Noske on May 30, 2012 From Movie Star Makeover

Hayley’s big fat Greek suitcase Every self-respecting Baby Boomer remembers?the 1960′s British invasion, when Main Street?yearned to become Carnaby Street.?Suburban teens?donned?Beatle?boots and scandalized mothers with Quant miniskirt knock-offs from Sears’ Lemon Frog boutique. We... Read full article

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Stratos: They cannot have lied. The stars cannot lie...
Madame Habib: Everybody lies when it serves their purpose, even the stars

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At the time of filming, actress Joan Greenwood (Aunt Frances Ferris) was married to actor André Morell (Yacht Captain).
Despite good reviews, and Hayley Mills' popularity with young audiences at the time, the film failed at the box office. Rather than being re-issued in theaters, it was initially shown two years later, in three parts, on the Disney Sunday night TV show.
Final film of Pola Negri. She had been retired for about 20 years when Walt Disney himself convinced her to come out of retirement to make this film.
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