During the 1960s, a Caribbean sailor and his likeable daughter search for a buried treasure throughout the perilous Caribbean sea, being full of unsavory pirates. A tolerable agreeable juvenile adventure romp which cast a beautiful teen, Hayley Mills, as a tomboy daughter of a rogue sea drifter performed by her actual daddy John Mills. Along the way Hayley Mills falls for a cute young advocate at law, James MacArthur. Here hurricane Hayley whirling her way through a tropical romantic adventure. Kiss her and she will make your head swim... If she does not knock of you block..Hayley a tomboy.. With delicious curves..
Freely based on a novel titled : Satan , a romance of the Bahamas, written by Henry Vere and enjoyable script by James L Barret . Well paced in Walt Disney style and competently starred by the sympathetic Hayley Mills as the obstinate daughter , John Mills as the roguish old sea dog and James MacArthur who is after romance with Hayley. All stars providing fine interpretations while working holiday in the Spanish sun. The film boasts such English stalwarts as Lionel Jeffries, Harry Andrews, Nial MacGinnis, all of them pretending to be peculiar pirates and have a high old time rolling their eyes. Most actors have all been in Walt Disney movies, including Hayley Mills, John Mills, David Tomlinson. In fact, Hayley Mills and John Mills performed 7 films together : So well remembered, Tiger bay, The parent trap, The chalk garden, The family way, The truth about Spring and a Tv episode of Love Boat. Furthermore, John Mills and James MacArthur starred as daddy and child in Swiss Family Robinson 1960 by Ken Annakin and produced by Walt Disney. In spite of being set in the Caribbean, this picture was actually shot off the coast of Spain, Brava Coast, Girona.
It displays a colorful and sunny cinematography by Edward Scaife, filmed on location in Costa Brava, Mediterranean coast, Spain . And adequate, evocative production design by Gil Parrondo, Oscar winner for Patton and Nicholas and Alexandra. As well as a rousing and thrilling musical score by Robert Farnon. This motion picture, The truth about Spring, was professionally directed by Richard Thorpe. The Hollywood veteran director Thorpe made all kinds of genres such as, Tarzan adventure : Tarzan finds a son, Tarzan escapes, Tarzan secret creature, Tarzan in NY. Musical : Athena, The student prince . Romantic comedy : On an island with you, Thrill of a romance, A date with July, Horizon lieutenant. Elvis Presley Movies :Fun in Acapulco, Jailhouse rock . Western : Vengeance valley. Adventures : Challenge to Lassie, The prodigal, All the brothers were valiant, Ivanhoe, Prisoner of Zenda, Malaya, Knights of the Round Table. Noir and intrigue : Above suspicion, Black hand, The tin man goes home. Rating 6/10. Nice film for the whole family.
The Truth About Spring
Adventure / Comedy / Drama / Romance
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