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||IMDB Rating: 6.8/10 from APPROVED votes
||Release: 24 Jun 1955 /
||Genre: Adventure, Drama
||Director: Fritz Lang,
||Stars: Adventure, Drama
||Synopsis: Moonfleet is set in Dorset, England. The Fleet refers to the land just west of Portland, Southern England.
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It is a long time since I read J Meade Falkner's novel, but I remember
enough of it to realise that this film bears little resemblance to it.
Around the middle of the eighteenth century John Mohune, the young son
of a once-wealthy but now ruined aristocratic family, is sent after the
death of his parents to stay with Jeremy Fox, the squire of the Dorset
village of Moonfleet. Before her marriage to a cousin, Fox was the
lover of John's mother, but they were prevented from marrying by the
opposition of her family, who thought he was neither wealthy nor
well-born enough for her. As the fortunes of the Mohunes have declined,
however, so those of Fox have risen, and he is now the wealthiest man
in the village, living in their ancestral mansion.
Fox takes a liking to the boy, and a friendship grows up between them.
Unknown to John, however, Fox is not the respectable country gentleman
he appears. His main source of wealth is his involvement in the
lucrative, but highly illegal, smuggling trade, and he has plans to go
into partnership with Lord Ashwood, a local nobleman, in a venture
which involves plundering foreign ships and which effectively falls
little short of piracy. The debonair Fox is also something of a ladies
man, with at least two mistresses, one of whom denounces him to the
authorities when he tires of her. The main plot concerns Fox and John's
search for a long-lost diamond which had once belonged to one of the
"Moonfleet" has similarities to "Treasure Island" although it is set in
Britain rather than on a remote tropical island. The relationship
between the likable rogue Fox (a name presumably chosen because of its
connotations of cunning) and young John parallels that between Long
John Silver and Jim Hawkins. The film has been aptly described as
situated on the boundary between a traditional cape and sword adventure
and a Gothic horror movie. The style of acting is more that of the
swashbuckling adventure. Stewart Granger, taking over where Errol Flynn
left off, made something of a speciality of dashing heroes in
historical costume dramas ("Blanche Fury", "Saraband for Dead Lovers",
"Scaramouche" and "Beau Brummell" are other examples) and he makes an
attractive hero here. The other contribution that stands out is from
George Sanders, always a good villain, as the corrupt aristocrat
Director Fritz Lang, however, brings a very Gothic look to the film.
Moonfleet may be situated on one of the most scenic counties in
England, but it is no picturesque village. The atmosphere is often a
dark, gloomy one, with numerous shots of the shabby alehouse or the
mist-shrouded churchyard. Fox may be a likable rogue, but the smugglers
are for the most part dangerous ones who would have no compunction
about murdering a child. (There is a fine duel between Fox and one of
their number fought to decide whether John should live or die after he
inadvertently overhears their plans). This is not a great film, but is
nevertheless a well-made, watchable adventure. 6/10
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