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Moonrise (1948)

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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.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Classics , Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:
Studio:
Republic

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Cast

Dane Clark
as Danny Hawkins
Gail Russell
as Gilly Johnson
Allyn Joslyn
as Clem Otis
Rex Ingram
as Mose
Harry Morgan
as Billy Scripture
David Street
as Ken Williams
Selena Royle
as Aunt Jessie
Harry Carey Jr.
as Jimmy Biff
Irving Bacon
as Judd Jenkins
Lloyd Bridges
as Jerry Sykes
Houseley Stevenson Sr.
as Uncle Joe Jingle
Phil Brown
as Elmer
Harry V. Cheshire
as J.B. Sykes
Lila Leeds
as Julie
Virginia Mullen
as Miss Simpkins
Oliver Blake
as Ed Conlon
Tom Fadden
as Homer Blackstone
Charles Lane
as Man in Black
Helen Wallace
as Martha Otis
Ed Rees
as Barker
John Harmon
as Baseball Attendant
Bill Borzage
as Barker
Tim Hawkins
as Alfie
Steven Peck
as Danny (age 7)
Johnny Calkins
as Danny (age 13)
Tommy Ivo
as Jerry (age 7)
Michael Dill
as Jerry (age 13)
Linda Lombard
as Dancer
Stelita Ravel
as Dancer
Renee Donatt
as Ticket Seller
George Backus
as Hunter
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Critic Reviews for Moonrise

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

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.

Full Review… | January 12, 2006
EmanuelLevy.Com

The film's beauty lies in Borzage's overpowering visual mise-en-scene.

Full Review… | January 10, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Superb, moody Frank Bozage drama.

June 16, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Moonrise

½

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.

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

A Noir film that adds a twist to the genre by creating an atmosphere of hope, even if the outcome still may be grim. Perhaps personal victory and dignity is whats important here.

Kevin Oh
Kevin Oh
½

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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