Tommy Tyler a lazy Caribbean sailor and his tom-boy daughter, Spring are out to search for a buried treasure. Tommy brings aboard William Ashton, a young lawyer to help with the search. Ashton turns out to be handy when they encounter dangerous rivals. Tommy also tries to play match maker between Ashton and Spring-a difficult task indeed.
*NOTE: This movie has excellent video and audio quality.
- I saw this film when I still had a crush on Halley Mills (I was 14,in 1964) So what if I'm a romantic? It was a nice Feel good Movie, set it the Caribbean when even pirates seemed a little less lethal. It was a clean right of passage / Baby leaves the nest film. Cleverly written not overdone, while showing the acting talents of Halley and her father John. When I finaly made my way to the Caribbean where this film was shot ten years later,I found I wasn't alone in my love for this film. Now I which I had this film on DVD.
- Hayley is delightful in this coming of age comedy
Hayley was 18 years old when she filmed The Truth About Spring. They had to cut her hair to make her appear grown up. Hayley plays Spring Tyler. She has spent her entire life on a boat growing up away from civilization. Her real life Father Sir John Mills plys Tommy Tyler her Dad. All is well on the small boat until she meets Ashton. Ashton is the handsome young lawyer who spends a week on the boat with Spring and Tommy. Tom boyish Spring does not understand the new emotions she feels for Ashton. Ashton is played by James McArthur. A delightful movie.
- This is, by far, one of Hayley Mill's best films ever. The story is great with humor, romance, adventure, and suspense! If it ever comes on television, be sure not to miss this over-looked classic!
- This is a fun movie!
We have watched this movie several times and it still is a fun movie to watch any Hayley Mills or James McAuthur fan will love it and John Mills really plays his part to the hilt.
- My favorite movie when I was a teen!
I have been looking for this movie for a long time. I told my Daughter about it when she was growing up,but I never caught it when it was on T.V. Now I would like my Grand Daughter to see it because she is now a pre-teen. It is one of those movies that just stays with you. A good clean enjoyable family movie, and I would love to see it again.
cast: Hayley Mills .... Spring Tyler
John Mills .... Tommy Tyler
James MacArthur .... William Ashton
Lionel Jeffries .... Cark
Harry Andrews .... Sellers
Niall MacGinnis .... Cleary
David Tomlinson .... Skelton.
Runtime: 102 min