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Blood on the Moon (1948)

Passed  -  Action | Drama | Western  -  9 November 1948 (USA)
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When a shady-looking stranger rides into town to join his old friend it is assumed he is a hired gun. But as the new man comes to realise the unlawful nature of his buddy's business and the... See full summary »

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When a shady-looking stranger rides into town to join his old friend it is assumed he is a hired gun. But as the new man comes to realise the unlawful nature of his buddy's business and the way the homesteaders are being used, the two men draw apart to become sworn enemies. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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"Just remember...A WOMAN'S BULLETS KILL AS QUICK AS A MAN'S!" (original 22x28 Card A) See more »

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Action | Drama | Western

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9 November 1948 (USA)  »

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Nacht in der Prärie  »

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In 1953, RKO reissued this film theatrically on a double bill with another western, Fort Apache (1948) starring John Wayne and Henry Fonda, with the tag line "Two Rip-Roaring Action Hits!" See more »

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Jim Garry: It starts with your double-cross of a bunch of jug-headed farmers and the hiring of gun hands. It goes on to your making love to a man's daughter to get her to turn against her own father, and your try for Lufton today. It's past that, to the death of Kris Barden's son, and it winds up right here, with Reardon waiting outside to see if I go with you, or if he shoots me in the back.
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An Intelligent Western
3 February 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews



"Blood on the Moon" is notable for two things: 1. It's unusual moodiness at a time when most westerns were "Lone Ranger" episodes warmed over 2. The unforgettable fight scene with the long-haired Robert Mitchum, undoubtedly an influence on the shooting of "Barfly" almost forty years later. If you enjoyed "Blod on the Moon," don't miss "Dead Man," another moody and intelligent western, as well as Robert Mitchum's final screen appearance.


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