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Blood on the Moon (1948)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Western | 9 November 1948 (USA)
Unemployed cowhand Jim Garry is hired by his dishonest friend Tate Riling as muscle in a dispute between homesteaders and cattleman John Lufton.

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John Lufton
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Ted Elser (as Richard Powers)
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Bart Daniels
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Storyline

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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Straight from the rip-roaring pages of the famous Saturday Evening Post serial story of blood and thunder in the old West! (1948 Life Magazine ad & 6-column newspaper ad) See more »

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Action | Drama | Western

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Passed | See all certifications »
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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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In 1957, this film was distributed on a double bill in the USA with Battle Hell (1957). (Battle Hell (1957) was retitled "Battle Hell".) See more »

Quotes

Jim Garry: Shotten, Reardon, and me. Hired gunmen.
Tate Riling: Shotten and Reardon get paid in gold eagles. You get paid in thousands.
Jim Garry: Yeah. Only difference between us is the price.
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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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