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THE MOON-SPINNERS

Quality:
Content: +1 Discernment required for young children.
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Language
Violence
Sex
Nudity

What You Need To Know:

THE MOON-SPINNERS is a classic 1964 adventure mystery from Disney. A young woman named Nikky Ferris visits the island of Crete to vacation with her Aunt Frances. Nikky meets a young man named Mark Camford. Mark reveals he’s been framed for stealing a rare emerald necklace and is being targeted by the real criminal, who lives on Crete. To her surprise, Nikky becomes involved in the adventure of a lifetime, when she decides to help Mark catch the villain.

THE MOON-SPINNERS stars Hayley Mills and is based on a popular novel by Mary Stewart. The movie version is engaging, thrilling and exciting. The movie honors family and promotes good overcoming evil. The villain is defeated, stolen property is returned, and the falsely accused young man receives his justice. Some scenes contain violence. For example, the villain shoots a rifle at a character and injures his arm, and the heroine knocks out a man in self-defense. The mystery of THE MOON-SPINNERS keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. Older media-wise children and adults will find the movie’s positive content refreshing and exhilarating.

Content:

(BB, O, V, N, A, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview clearly defines right versus wrong, highlights the importance of family, condemns false practices, villain is defeated, justice prevails, stolen jewelry is returned, heroine bonds with her aunt, and a character condemns her older brother’s superstitious belief in “fortunes and astrology”

Foul Language:
No foul language

Violence:
Some action violence, and adventure includes thief shoots young man in the arm (revealing blood), heroine slaps young man in the face, heroine uses a gun to knock out a man in the head with a gun, character is kidnapped and tied up but rescued, and a fight occurs

Sex:
No sex scenes or sexual immorality, but a young unmarried couple kisses

Nudity:
Upper male nudity on a beach

Alcohol Use:
Young man drinks brandy, and a young woman has a glass of alcohol

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or recreational drugs, but a young man is drugged to get him out of the way; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Kidnapping, stealing, and a false practice of astrology and fortune-telling, but it’s rebuked.

More Detail:

THE MOON-SPINNERS follows the story of a young girl named Nikky as she vacations with her aunt on the island of Crete. Nikky’s plans for relaxation are turned upside down when she meets Mark Camford, an accused jewel thief. Together, Nikky and Mark embark on an adventure to reveal the true thief on the island. Although the movie contains some violent scenes, THE MOON-SPINNERS is an exciting, engaging mystery.

THE MOON-SPINNERS first shows a British girl named Nikky and her aunt arriving on the island of Crete. The two plan on enjoying their holiday at the “Moon-Spinners Inn,” owned by a man named Stratos, his younger sister, Sophia, and his young nephew, Alexis.

On the first night in Crete, Nikky meets a young English man named Mark Camford who makes plans with her to go swimming the following morning. When Mark fails to show, Nikky goes searching for him only to find him injured. Mark reveals he’s been targeted by Stratos because he knows top secret information. Nikky presses him for details, but Mark declines to answer to protect her.

Mark asks Nikky to fetch him a first aid kit at the Inn, but Stratos observes her behavior and is suspicious that she’s working with Mark. Stratos kidnaps Nikky and holds her in a windmill. Alexis and Mark rescue her and encourage her to leave the island. While preparing to move to another island, Mark reveals the secret information. He tells Nikky he’s been framed for a crime involving a jewel robbery from a well-known countess. He also tells her he thinks Stratos is the true criminal and has hidden the jewels somewhere in the bay.

[SPOILERS FOLLOW] Mark and Nikky encounter a British gentleman and his wife, who help them, but they turn out to be working with Stratos. Can the young couple overcome this gang of thieves and retrieve the stolen jewels?

THE MOON-SPINNERS stars Hayley Mills and is based on a popular novel by Mary Stewart. The movie version is engaging, thrilling and exciting. The plot of THE MOON-SPINNERS is very intriguing, and the scenery on the island of Crete is breathtaking. The movie honors family and promotes good overcoming evil. For example, the heroine bonds with her aunt, the villain is defeated, stolen property is returned, and the falsely accused criminal receives justice. Some scenes contain violence, such as the villain shoots a rifle at Mark and injures his arm, and Nikky knocks out a man in self-defense. Overall, the movie’s message of the movie highlights that good will always defeat evil, and that morals are very important. The mystery of THE MOON-SPINNERS keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. Older media-wise children and adults will find the movie’s positive content refreshing and exhilarating.