The Moonspinners was a movie which I saw several times (no I'm not crazy) It just happened to be playing in the place where I worked as a page - boy in the cinema, so after work, usually 4pm. I would saunter (free) into the cinema and watched the movie.
I agree with most of the reviews that the Greek scenery was more eye catching than the plot of the movie. But back in those days we were not so demanding and when Disney got their hands on the story and its main female lead (Hayley) they felt they were on to a good thing especially after the success of 'In Search Of The Castaways'. The movie did have some notable talent, Hayley Mills, Joan Greenwood, Irene Papas,Pola Negri, the ever talented Eli Wallach and Peter McEnery. All of this was never going to make an oscar winning movie.
What the heck! I enjoyed and it and was intrumental in urging me to go to Greece on holiday. As far as I know The Moonspinners was the first Mills and Boon book to be taken up by a major studio, CHECK IT OUT ! And finally the movie is also remembered for Hayley's first grown - up screen kiss from Peter McEnery, and what guy wouldn't want to kiss Hayley Mills.