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Moon of the Wolf -- After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.


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Release Date:
26 September 1972 (USA) See more »
Deadly secrets emerge from the shadows when the full moon rises!
After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf. | Full synopsis »
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Well acted and well filmed lycanthropic TV movie See more (45 total) »


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David Janssen ... Sheriff Aaron Whitaker

Barbara Rush ... Louise Rodanthe

Bradford Dillman ... Andrew Rodanthe

John Beradino ... Dr. Druten

Geoffrey Lewis ... Lawrence

Royal Dano ... Tom Sr.

John Davis Chandler ... Tom Jr. (as John Chandler)
Claudia McNeil ... Sara
Paul R. DeVille ... Hugh

Dan Priest ... Sam

Robert Phillips ... Deputy
Serena Sande ... Nurse
George Sawaya ... Attendant
Dick Crockett ... Attendant
Sonny Klein ... Harry
Emery Hollier ... Rev. Biggers (as Emory Hollier)
Teddy Airhart ... DeWitt (as Teddy Airhart Jr.)

Directed by
Daniel Petrie 
Writing credits
Alvin Sapinsley (teleplay)

Leslie H. Whitten (novel)

Produced by
Everett Chambers .... producer
Edward S. Feldman .... executive producer
Richard M. Rosenbloom .... associate producer
Peter Thomas .... producer
Original Music by
Bernardo Segall  (as Bernardo Segáll)
Cinematography by
Richard C. Glouner (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard Halsey 
Casting by
Hoyt Bowers 
Art Direction by
James Hulsey 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson 
Makeup Department
Thomas Tuttle .... makeup artist (as Tom Tuttle)
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Kobritz .... assistant director
Art Department
Eugene Booth .... property master
Sound Department
Evelyn Rutledge .... sound effects
Barry Thomas .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
George Hill .... key grip
Gary Holt .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arnie Lipin .... costume supervisor (as Arnold Lipin)
Editorial Department
Ross Levy .... assistant editor
Location Management
Dale Henry .... location manager
Other crew
Karen Hale Wookey .... script supervisor (as Karen Wookey)
Crew believed to be complete

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75 min
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Scenes of the town were shot in downtown Clinton, Louisiana. A few of the townspeople that appear as extras were also from Clinton. The rest of the scenes were filmed in Burnside, Louisiana.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In killing the werewolf in the end, when firing the third shot, the cylinder of the revolver doesn't turn.See more »
Sheriff Aaron Whitaker:What's wrong with him?
Dr. Druten:He's had a fit.
Sheriff Aaron Whitaker:Doctor, you were third in your class. I never went to college. I knew he was having a fit when he started having it.
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Referenced in Howling Moon (2011)See more »


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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Well acted and well filmed lycanthropic TV movie, 21 May 2006
Author: mstomaso from Vulcan

David Janssen and Barbara Rush lead a cast of characters as a southern Louisiana town is suddenly struck by a series of lycanthropic murders. With no rhyme or reason behind the killing, and with a raving old bed-ridden cajun seeming to be the only person who fully understands what's going on, Janssen, the town's sheriff, seems to have his work cut out for him.

Aided by an old friend with old money (Rush), and a posse of would-be wolf hunters, Janssen does not seem to know where to turn. But soon enough, he no longer needs to navigate at all - as the problem comes to him.

Though the plot is not terribly original, the setting and characters certainly are. Also, Moon of the wolf is particularly well acted for its genre and better directed and filmed than most of its competitors. Dan Petrie certainly has made his share of good TV movies, and this, despite its pedigree, is no exception

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