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Moonrise

Moonrise (1948)

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All of his life, Danny Hawkins (Dane Clark) has been taunted and mistreated by most of the people around him, enduring innumerable beatings and other humiliations as a boy because his father was a murderer who died on the gallows. He finds it not much better as an adult, living with his aunt in the small Virginia town of Woodville -- especially when he is contending for the attentions of young schoolteacher Gilly Johnson (Gail Russell) with his boyhood tormentor Jerry Sykes (Lloyd Bridges),

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Drama, Classics

Charles F. Haas, Theodore Strauss, Charles S. Haas

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Parte noir, parte melodrama, o filme funciona como estudo de personagens e conto de moralidade, mas se enfraquece sempre que se entrega ao água-com-açúcar entre o conturbado protagonista e a mocinha.

November 24, 2006
Cinema em Cena

A compromised film noir, due to themes of redemption and a happy ending, the newly restored Moonrise merits attention for it visual and sound elements, particularly stylized b/w cinematography of John Russell, who in 1960 shot Hitchcock's Psycho.

January 12, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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The film's beauty lies in Borzage's overpowering visual mise-en-scene.

January 10, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Superb, moody Frank Bozage drama.

June 16, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Moonrise

Would have been more aptly titled Mood Rise this noirish drama is all brooding dark places and melancholy thoughts. A first rate cast convey the proper emotions, Gail Russell's liquid haunted eyes are particularly used to good effect but Dane Clark's main character's tortured actions make him frequently hard to root for. The cinematography is wonderfully evocative perhaps one of the best shot noir films out there. The opening scene is great in setting the tone for the rest of the film.
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