Cinema: The New Pictures, Jun. 20, 1955

Moonfleet (M.G.M) has a fine midnight flavor of yawning graves, skeletons, gibbeted men, ghouls and things that go bump in the dark. When the sun is shining, the action is further embellished with slashing swordplay, wild chases over fen and moor, and an Soft, descent into the deepest well in Dorsetshire. The CinemaScope thriller is based on J. Meade Falkner's classic adventure story of British smugglers, and just as the novel itself was reminiscent of Robert Louis Stevenson, so the movie faithfully echoes other good movies: the graveyard encounter between boy and convict...

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