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Moon of the Wolf (1972)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 26 September 1972
After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.

Director:

Daniel Petrie

Writers:

Alvin Sapinsley (teleplay), Les Whitten (novel) (as Leslie H. Whitten)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Paul R. DeVille ... Hugh
Dan Priest ... Sam
Robert Phillips ... Deputy
Serena Sande Serena Sande ... Nurse
George Sawaya George Sawaya ... Attendant
Dick Crockett ... Attendant
Sonny Klein Sonny Klein ... Harry
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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

A killer force, not of this world, sweeps shock and terror through a steaming Louisiana bayou. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Aired as an installment of ABC's "Wide World of Mystery" series on May 20, 1974. See more »

Goofs

In killing the werewolf in the end, when firing the third shot, the cylinder of the revolver doesn't turn. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.74 (2009) See more »

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Pretty Good
23 September 2008 | by FilmFataleSee all my reviews

I was pretty surprised by this backwoods bayou shocker. Murders start occurring in a little Louisiana town, and the sheriff's investigation points to signs of a werewolf on the loose. If you can suspend the fact that it's pretty obvious who the wolf is, this is a fun mystery. And in addition to the werewolf plot, we've got ideas of class-consciousness, romance, unwanted pregnancies, and small-town sleaze to ponder. The performances were decent and it moves along quickly. Werewolf completists, fans of David Jansen or Bradford Dillman (he was in EVERYTHING in the 70s), and Cajun-Gothic fans can all find something here. Although I can't believe NOBODY in a bayou town knew the world loup-garou, there are worse ways to spend an afternoon than watching "Moon of the Wolf."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noite do Lobo See more »

Filming Locations:

Clinton, Louisiana, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmways Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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