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Elmore Leonard (novel)
Elmore Leonard (screenplay)
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Release Date:
July 1970 (USA) See more »
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1932: The Moonshine War. The 18th amendment prohibited drinking. It didn't say a word about killing, double-crossing or blowing things up.
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(6 articles)
Elmore Leonard obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 20 August 2013, 4:00 PM, PDT)

TV Review: Justified, 2.1 – “The Moonshine War”
 (From Obsessed with Film. 21 April 2011, 3:26 AM, PDT)

Timothy Olyphant Talks Justified Season 2
 (From MovieWeb. 9 February 2011, 4:27 PM, PST)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Patrick McGoohan ... Frank Long

Richard Widmark ... Dr. Emmett Taulbee

Alan Alda ... John W. (Son) Martin
Melodie Johnson ... Lizann Simpson

Will Geer ... Mr. Baylor
Joe Williams ... Aaron
Susanne Zenor ... Miley Mitchell
Lee Hazlewood ... Dual Metters

Max Showalter ... Mr. Worthman

Harry Carey Jr. ... Arley Stamper
Tom Nolan ... Lowell
Dick Peabody ... Boyd Caswell (as Richard Peabody)

John Schuck ... E.J. Royce

Bo Hopkins ... Bud Blackwell

Charles Tyner ... Mr. McClendon

Teri Garr ... Young Wife (as Terry Garr)
Claude Johnson ... Young Man
Dick Crockett ... Carl
Patty Sauers ... Waitress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Humphreys ... The neighbor (uncredited)
Carl D. Parker ... Townsman (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Quine 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Elmore Leonard  novel
Elmore Leonard  screenplay

Produced by
Leonard Blair .... associate producer
James C. Pratt .... associate producer
Martin Ransohoff .... producer
 
Original Music by
Fred Karger 
 
Cinematography by
Richard H. Kline 
 
Film Editing by
Allan Jacobs 
 
Casting by
Leonard Murphy 
 
Art Direction by
Edward C. Carfagno 
George W. Davis 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton 
Hugh Hunt 
 
Costume Design by
Edmund Kara 
 
Makeup Department
Jean Austin .... hair stylist
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
James T. Vaughn .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dick Crockett .... second unit director
Mickey McCardle .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Jerry Whittington .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Dick Crockett .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Hice .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Whittington .... electrician
 
Music Department
Neal Hefti .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Esther Stephenson .... script supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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100 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | USA:GP | West Germany:16 (nf)
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Soundtrack:
Ballad Of The MoonshineSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
somebody missed it, 17 January 2005
Author: brazosman2000 from United States

After reading Mr. MacIntyre's review about "The 1932 Moonshine War" I'd have to conclude that Mr. MacIntyre's review of this movie was 80 percent ignorance and 20 percent assumption.

The movie is based in the last days before the repeal of the 18th Amendment of the U.S. Constitituion which made it a crime to import, buy or drink alcohol. A complete failure in regard to legislation. The principle of the movie revolved around a LARGE stash of 8 year old whiskey owned by Alan Alda's char acer that distributors would of paid twice their weight in gold for. What Mr. MacIntyre's missed was that the time and place were during the Great Depression in the Kentucky, the American South, which was triple-poor compared to the rest of the world. Alan Alda's character was not part of a family, but a member of a community who made whiskey to sell to the rest of the country because the soil of their farms could produce little else to keep them from going hungry. It was choice many people made during those times. The whiskey for Alda's character was a legacy from his father and his ticket out of the poor house along with his lady friend. Part of the dialog was leaving to go live in California, the eternal promise land even by today's standards.

Patrick McGooan's character was CROOKED, as in criminal, Federal officer looking to make himself rich from his old Army buddy "Son Martin's" whiskey. He was anything, but hard working and when confronted by the black man with the shotgun, even less so. Thus, his contact with Richard Widmark and his gang. When the gang found they no longer needed McGooan's character they turned on him. In turn Alda's neighbors turned on him, when the gang, posing as MORE Federal officers started raiding his neighbors stills and homes. They refused him service and credit at the local store among other things. I saw this flick as teenager and the storyline has remained with me for decades. It seemed that much of the story revolved around the old nursery rhyme about Chicky Licky who no one wanted to help make the bread, but they sure wanted to help eat it. The same thing is definitive in this movie, but the ending was beautiful in the destruction of the bad guys and the reconciliation of the neighbors. I'm surprised this movie isn't out on DVD or VHS.

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