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Moonrise (1948)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1 October 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.

Director:

Frank Borzage

Writers:

Charles F. Haas (screenplay) (as Charles Haas), Theodore Strauss (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dane Clark ... Danny Hawkins
Gail Russell ... Gilly Johnson
Ethel Barrymore ... Grandma
Allyn Joslyn ... Sheriff Clem Otis
Rex Ingram ... Mose
Harry Morgan ... Billy Scripture (as Henry Morgan)
David Street ... Ken Williams
Selena Royle ... Aunt Jessie
Harry Carey Jr. ... Jimmy Biff
Irving Bacon ... Judd Jenkins
Lloyd Bridges ... Jerry Sykes
Houseley Stevenson ... Uncle Joe Jingle
Phil Brown ... Elmer - Soda Jerk
Harry Cheshire ... J.B. Sykes (as Harry V. Cheshire)
Lila Leeds ... 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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frank Borzage's Moonrise See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$849,452 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A scene in which a group of children tar-and-feather another child was excluded from the final print at the request of the PCA. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Clem Otis: Sometimes, murder is like love. It takes two to commit it: The man who hates and the man who's hated. The killer and the killed.
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Connections

Referenced in Moving Pictures (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Be Home for Christmas
(uncredited)
Written by Walter Kent, Buck Ram and Kim Gannon
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Excellent Film Noir
20 August 2001 | by Steve-O-2See 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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