Moonrise

1948

Moonrise

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73%

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A man is taunted by home-town schoolmates after his father's execution for murder, and he finds his only solace in his girlfriend. One youth pushes him over the edge, and he is forced to kill in self-defense. His girlfriend urges him to face the authorities, but he wants to flee.

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Critic Reviews for Moonrise

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Audience Reviews for Moonrise

  • Nov 18, 2010
    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.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Nov 14, 2008
    starts off poorly and gets better as it goes along. rather than a thriller it's more of a romance
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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