Mooncussers (1962)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Biography, Drama | 2 December 1962 (USA)
A boy discovers a group called the Mooncussers, who are pirates that send out false homing signals to ships at sea during the evenings to lure them to go off course and crash on the shore, where they are looted by the Mooncussers.

Director:

James Neilson

Writers:

Lowell S. Hawley (teleplay), Iris Vinton (book)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lee Aaker ... Willy
Paul E. Burns ... Mose
Robert Burton ... E.P. Hallett
Kevin Corcoran ... Jonathan Feather
Robert Emhardt ... Mr. Wick
Joan Freeman ... Betsy Feather
Rian Garrick Rian Garrick ... Dan Hallett
Oskar Homolka ... Urias Hawke
Ted Jacques Ted Jacques ... Bill Stacy
Dayton Lummis Dayton Lummis ... Commissioner
Erin O'Brien-Moore ... Mrs. Feather
Tudor Owen ... Skipper of Portland
Dub Taylor ... Fire Tender
Eddy Waller ... Captain Swain
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The Mooncussers is a 1962 Disney telefilm. It was originally broadcast on NBC as a two-part episode on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color in December 1962. It was further released theatrically in December 1966.It is about a boy named Jonathan Feather who discovers a group called the Mooncussers, who are pirates that send out false homing signals to ships at sea during the evenings to lure them to go off course and crash on the shore, where they are looted by the Mooncussers.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los piratas de la bahia See more »

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Color
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Song: The mooncussers cussed the moon when it was shining bright
Song: 'cause the mooncussers' dirty work could only be done on a black and moonless night
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The wreckers
20 August 2019 | by MegaSuperstarSee all my reviews

Nice Disney movie, a mixture of Treasure island and Johnny Tremain, The Mooncussers (named this way because wreckers do curse the shining moon to hide for better practice their pirate acts) benefits of its cast: Oskar Homolka plays brilliantly old captain Urias Hawks turned into a wrecker and Kevin Corcoran is great as Jonathan Feathers, the young boy who helps to capture them. Based on Iris Vinton book Flying Ebony (the name of the horse Jonathan rides), the plot is nice and the story well developed and interesting, including a thrilling horse race and shipwrecks. Nice script, splendid performances by Homolka and Corcoran and a catchy opening credits song make this an entertaining and worth watching movie.


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