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Moontide (1942)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 29 May 1942 (USA)
After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues ... See full summary »

Directors:

Archie Mayo, Fritz Lang (uncredited)

Writers:

John O'Hara (screen play), Willard Robertson (from the novel by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Bobo
Ida Lupino ... Anna
Thomas Mitchell ... Tiny
Claude Rains ... Nutsy
Jerome Cowan ... Dr. Frank Brothers
Helene Reynolds ... Woman on boat
Ralph Byrd ... Rev. Wilson
William Halligan William Halligan ... Bartender
Victor Sen Yung ... Takeo (as Sen Yung)
Chester Gan ... Henry Hirota
Robin Raymond ... Mildred
Arthur Aylesworth ... Pop Kelly
Arthur Hohl ... Jennings
John Kelly ... Mac
Ralph Dunn ... Policeman
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Storyline

After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues lovely Anna from a watery suicide attempt and installs her on the barge. But Tiny, Bobo's longtime pal and parasite, hopes to drive Anna away before domestic bliss tears Bobo away from him; the still unsolved murder may be just the wedge Tiny needs. There's fog on the water and evil brewing... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nacht im Hafen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Archie Mayo replaced Fritz Lang as director. See more »

Quotes

Takeo: Pop was an awful pest, especially when he was drunk, but to choke an old guy like that, gee whiz.
Bobo: Choke?
Takeo: Yep, that's the way he done it, choked him to death. Just got him by the throat and hung on until it was all over.
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Referenced in Choose Me (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Tiger Rag
(uncredited)
Written by Edwin B. Edwards, Henry Ragas, Larry Shields, Edwin B. Edwards and Tony Sbarbaro (collectively as The Original Dixieland Jazz Band)
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Original Film Noir
3 September 2019 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The lonely dock worker Bobo (Jean Gabin) is a strong man that likes to drink a lot. One night, after a binge, he awakes without recollections at a barge hired to sell bait. He befriends the night watchman Nutsy (Claude Rains); rescues the suicidal Anna (Ida Lupino) from the sea and brings her to the barge to recover. Meanwhile he learns that his acquaintance Pop Kelly (Arthur Aylesworth) was found murdered strangled. Bobo and Anna fall in love with each other and decide to get married. But Bobo´s former friend Tiny (Thomas Mitchell) has always lived supported by Bobo and intends to get rid of Anna.

"Moontide" is an original film noir with a different storyline, great cast and director. Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Claude Rains and the uncredited Fritz Lang together are feast for any movie lover. The gloomy story and atmosphere have a melancholic happy ending and is worthwhile watching. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Brumas" ("Sea Mist")


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