The Moon-Spinners

Synopsis: British musicologist Frances Ferris and her late teen niece Nicky Ferris are traveling through Crete recording Greek folk songs for the BBC. In the usually quiet coastal town of Aghios Georgios, they manage to get a room at an inn called the Moon-Spinners, despite the people at the inn being busy preparing for a wedding, and no one there, except Alexis, the young teen son of the proprietress Sophia, he who is fond of spouting current popular Americanisms in his slightly broken English, seeming to want them there. Frances and Nicky learn from Alexis that the unwelcoming feeling is all because of his maternal Uncle Stratos, who has become a man suspicious of anyone ever since his recent return from London after being away for fifteen years. Beyond those there for the wedding, the only other guest at the inn is a young Englishman named Mark Camford, who they befriend. Nicky is too preoccupied with her own suspicions and mistrust of Stratos truly to see that there is something more siniste
Director(s): James Neilson
Production: Walt Disney Productions
118 min

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Well, I'm sorry.

Well, I asked you to reserve us

2 rooms for a few days.

This is my niece.

This hotel is

not open for visitors.


(Speaking Greek)

Please! I can see

we've arrived at a bad moment...

but you've simply

got to put us up somewhere.

I was not

expecting you.

Will you excuse me,


Well, I'm not going

to be beaten.

Look here.

Could you at least...

find us a room

in the village?

I'm sorry, but I have

a great many guests.

Mama, why don't you

give them...

one of the empty rooms?

Have you got empty rooms?

We're absolutely


We can't possibly go back...

all the way

to Heraklion tonight.

If you don't give us

one of those rooms...

wedding or no wedding...

I shall sleep right here

on the floor.


Well, take the ladies


They can have number 3.

(Speaking Greek)

Jolly good show!

Come, I show you.

As for dinner,

I will see.


Even a sandwich.

I shall require

2 normal 3-course dinners.

Thank you.

Aunt, really.

(Speaking Greek)

Is very best room.

Nice beds, nice table,

nice chairs.

Hey, missis.

Nice expansion.

Yes, it is.

It's a very nice

expansion, indeed.

Well, at least it's clean.


Why was your mother

so set against us staying here?

It's Uncle Stratos.

Since he come back

from London...

he don't like

no one...

but I like you both,

so everything OK.

Wait a minute.

Thank you very much.


You crazy or something?

Thank you, missis.

If there's anything

that you want,

you just ask Alexis.

Uncle Stratos,

visitors from England.

Good afternoon.

What are you doing here?


We've come to stay...

if you have

no objection.

She has let you

the room?

This is a hotel,

isn't it?

I mean, it is

the custom in Crete...

to let room to visitors,

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Michael Dyne

Michael Bradley Dyne (August 19, 1918, London – May 17, 1989, Linlithgo, New York) was a British-American television and film screenwriter. He was also an actor, and wrote one stage play. Dyne was the son of sculptor Musgrave Bradley Dyne. He was born in London and educated in France and Switzerland, and became a writer and actor in Canada, then emigrated to the United States in 1938.Dyne played small parts in some Paramount and 20th Century-Fox films (such as the Prince of Wales in Kitty (1945)). He tried out for the title role in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) but lost out to Hurd Hatfield.Starting in 1949 Dyne became a pioneering television writer, turning out 25 plays for Studio One and also writing scripts for The Alcoa Hour, Kraft Television Theatre, Playhouse 90, and other television shows. From 1952 to 1970, Dyne wrote more than 150 dramas for television, including adaptations of Henry James, Pirandello, and Thomas Hardy.Dyne also wrote movie scripts for Walt Disney Studios, including The Moon-Spinners (1964). He wrote the 1964 play The Right Honourable Gentleman which ran for three years in the West End and was also produced on Broadway. more…

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