Movies At Random: Moonfleet

To call this selection random would be basically a lie. BUT unless you’re psychic you probably weren’t thinking of it, so it’s random for you! Moonfleet (HU DVD 7928) is a 1955 Fritz Lang film that, according to Wikipedia, was a critical and financial failure upon release, but was rated among the 100 most essential … Continue reading “Movies At Random: Moonfleet”

To call this selection random would be basically a lie. BUT unless you’re psychic you probably weren’t thinking of it, so it’s random for you! Moonfleet (HU DVD 7928) is a 1955 Fritz Lang film that, according to Wikipedia, was a critical and financial failure upon release, but was rated among the 100 most essential films ever made by Cahiers du Cinema. Based on the immensely popular novel of the same name by J. Meade Falkner, who wouldn’t want to watch this swashbuckling romp?

Here’s our summary:

Eighteenth century smugglers beseige a small English village. A gothic melodrama of smuggling, intrigue and upper class decadence seen through the eyes of an eleven-year-old boy.

And, as always, the trailer:

Happy Viewing!