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The Raging Moon
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Bryan Forbes (screenplay)
Peter Marshall (play)
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Release Date:
16 April 1971 (Ireland) See more »
Bruce Pritchard is paralysed mysteriously after his Brothers wedding. Rejected by his family, he is placed in a nursing home. Angry and depressed, he finds hope with a nurse. Can Bruce find a life outside the home? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Malcolm McDowell ... Bruce Pritchard
Nanette Newman ... Jill Matthews

Georgia Brown ... Sarah Charles

Bernard Lee ... Uncle Bob
Gerald Sim ... Rev. Carbett
Michael Flanders ... Clarence Marlow
Margery Mason ... Matron

Barry Jackson ... Bill Charles
Geoffrey Whitehead ... Harold Pritchard
Chris Chittell ... Terry (as Christopher Chittell)
Jack Woolgar ... Bruce's Father

Norman Bird ... Dr. Matthews
Constance Chapman ... Mrs. Matthews
Michael Lees ... Geoffrey
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Mr. Latbury
Patsy Smart ... Bruce's Mother
Theresa Watson ... Gladys Pritchard
Sylvia Coleridge ... Celia

Brook Williams ... Hugh Collins
Richard Moore ... Arnold Foster
George Hilsdon ... George
Nellie Hanham ... Margaret
Aimée Delamain ... Alice (as Aimee Delamain)
Rachel Herbert ... Resident
Rosalyn Elvin ... Resident

Judith Paris ... Resident
Anne Dyson ... Gladys' Mother
Norman Tyrrell ... Gladys' Father
Jenny Logan ... Night Nurse
Elsie Wagstaff ... Wedding Guest (as Elsie Wagstaffe)
Mary Baxter ... Wedding Guest
Cathy Collins ... Wedding Guest
Petra Markham ... Mary
Jacqueline Maude ... Female Trustee
Winifride Shelley ... Mrs. Hetherington
John Savident ... Fete Guest
Michael Nightingale ... Mr. Thomas
Wilfred Boyle ... Trainer
Jacqueline Afrique ... Edna (as Jackie Afrique)
Paul Darrow ... Doctor
Marianne Stone ... 1st Nurse
Catherine Crewe ... 2nd Nurse
Ishaq Bux ... Pakistani
Lee Carter ... Wedding Singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emma Forbes ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Sarah Forbes ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
James Payne ... Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Convalescence home resident (uncredited)

Directed by
Bryan Forbes 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bryan Forbes  screenplay
Peter Marshall  play "The Raging Moon"

Produced by
Bruce Cohn Curtis .... producer
Original Music by
Stanley Myers 
Cinematography by
Tony Imi 
Film Editing by
Timothy Gee 
Art Direction by
Robert Jones 
Costume Design by
Laurel Staffell 
Makeup Department
Ernest Gasser .... chief makeup
Barbara Ritchie .... hair stylist
Production Management
Bruce Sharman .... production supervisor
Robert Simmonds .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dickie Bamber .... assistant director
Art Department
Chris Cook .... set dresser
Tony Reading .... assistant art director
John Whatling .... chief propman
Ellis Wright .... main title design
Sound Department
Bill Daniels .... sound mixer
Janet Davidson .... sound editor
Bill Rowe .... dubbing editor (as William Rowe)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ted Hallows .... chief electrician
George Watts .... focus puller
Tony White .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurel Staffell .... wardrobe
Music Department
John Williams .... musician: guitar solos
Other crew
Penny Daniels .... continuity

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Raging Moon" - UK (original title)
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112 min | USA:110 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:Btl | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:GP

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The title comes from a phrase in a Dylan Thomas poemSee more »
Bruce Pritchard:Hey, don't cry.There's nothing to cry about.
Jill Matthews:I'm not.
Bruce Pritchard:It's no good being in love if it makes you cry.
Jill Matthews:I'm not crying.
Bruce Pritchard:I only want to make you happy.
Jill Matthews:Oh, you do.
Bruce Pritchard:What?
Jill Matthews:You do.
Bruce Pritchard:That's why you're crying? Because you're happy? You're going to be crying for all your married life, then.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in O Lucky Malcolm! (2006)See more »
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
My brief review of the film, 18 February 2006
Author: sol- from Perth, Australia

Ultimately this is just another love story with all the typical plot elements, but the physical disabilities of the protagonists add an interesting twist, and the material is handled well by the cast, the director, and in fact, all concerned. The pacing of the film is deliberately slow, as are some of the pans, which effectively sets up the mood of the film. Blues are used well in the film also, and there is some careful framing to show the characters against different trappings. The music serves to establish the mood as well, and the film is hardly ever maudlin - the sentimental factor is balanced well, except in the final twenty minutes. Lastly, Nannette Newman and Malcolm McDowell both deserve to be praised for their acting here. Each of them has their own share of solid drama to handle, and they both do a good job, but McDowell in particular, who perfectly captures the resentment and depression that his character feels. Overall, it is just another romantic drama, but it is still a film well done.

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