The Moonstone

Film, radio, and television adaptations

In 1934, the book was made into a critically acclaimed American film, The Moonstone by Monogram Pictures Corporation. Adapted to the screen by Adele S. Buffington, the film was directed by Reginald Barker and starred David Manners, Charles Irwin, and Phyllis Barry.

On 11 March 1945, "The Moonstone" was episode number 67 of the radio series, The Weird Circle.

On 16 November and 23 November of 1953, "The Moonstone",starring Peter Lawford, was broadcast in a 2-part episode of the radio drama "Suspense".[7]

In 1959, the BBC adapted the novel into a television serial starring James Hayter. In 1972 it was remade in the United Kingdom, featuring Robin Ellis, and aired in the United States on PBS's Masterpiece Theatre. The Moonstone was made in the United Kingdom, for television by the BBC and Carlton Television in partnership with US station WGBH of Boston, Massachusetts, airing again on Masterpiece Theatre. It starred Greg Wise as Franklin Blake and Keeley Hawes as Rachel Verinder.

In 1974 a German version was shown

In 2011 BBC Radio 4 serialised the story in four hour-long episodes in the Classic Serial slot.

The BBC has commissioned a new television adaptation of The Moonstone, that was set to be broadcast over Christmas 2012, but as of March 2013 had still yet to be shown. The adaptation will comprise three episodes, each of which will be one hour in duration.[8]

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