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Moonrise (1948)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 5 November 1948 (USA)
Danny is being despised by his schoolmates because his father was accused to have killed another man and is condemned to the death penalty.

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Jimmy Biff
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Jerry Sykes
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Uncle Joe Jingle
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J.B. Sykes (as Harry V. Cheshire)
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Julie
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Storyline

Danny Hawkins, who lives in a psychological shadow because his father died by a hangman's noose, accidentally kills a man in a fight over a girl, Gilly Johnson, and is afraid to notify the police. He wins the love of the girl but when she tries to influence him to admit his guilt, he runs away. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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HER ARMS...HER LOVE...HIS ONLY ESCAPE FROM A HERITAGE OF HATE! (original poster -all caps)


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5 November 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frank Borzage's Moonrise  »

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$849,452 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

James Stewart had been considered to star, cast and direct the film. See more »

Quotes

Grandma: A coward blames what he does on other folks.
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Connections

Referenced in Moving Pictures (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Be Home for Christmas
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Written by Walter Kent, Buck Ram and Kim Gannon
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Excellent Film Noir
20 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Dream-like dark film about a man driven to murder. Aside from the soundtrack and the lack of southern accents, this movie shines. A great b-movie with great visuals. Check out star Dane Clark goes eye to eye with a racoon, realizing they're both trapped with no escape. The film's not for everyone, but if you like b&w film noir you should dig this one up.


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