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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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Carol Lufton
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Joe Shotten
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Ted Elser (as Richard Powers)
Bud Osborne ...
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Bart Daniels
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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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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The deadliest range war ever to EXPLODE on the screen! See more »

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Action | Drama | Western

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9 November 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nacht in der Prärie  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Beause director Robert Wise thought that it was unnatural that the winner of a Western brawl usually finished the fight vigorously, he made it a point that both fighters would be exhausted and worn out at the end of this one. See more »

Quotes

Jim Garry: [after Barden kills Reardon] Why did you do it?
Kris Barden: I always wanted to shoot one of you. He was the handiest.
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Featured in 100 Years of the Hollywood Western (1994) See more »

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This movie deserves better appreciation than it has gotten.
14 February 2000 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The VHS video of this movie is a colorised version of the original thanks to Ted Turner. I refuse to watch it in colour, so I turn off the colour attributes of my TV and enjoy this movie in Black and White. Without the distraction of colour, one gets to enjoy a great story line, some wonderful performances by Robert Mitchum and Barbara Bel Geddes, and one of Robert Wise's directorial gems.


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