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Director  Frank Borzage
Music director  William Lava
Country  United States
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Duration  
Language  English
Moonrise (film) movie poster
Release date  October 1, 1948 (1948-10-01) (United States)
Based on  the novel Moonrise  by Theodore Strauss
Writer  Charles F. Haas (screenplay), Theodore Strauss (novel)
Screenplay  Charles F. Haas, Theodore Strauss
Cast  Dane Clark (Danny Hawkins), Gail Russell (Gilly Johnson), Ethel Barrymore (Grandma), Allyn Joslyn (Clem Otis), Harry Morgan (Billy Scripture (as Henry Morgan)), David Street (Ken Williams)
Similar movies  The Big Sleep, The Asphalt Jungle, Snowpiercer, Double Indemnity, The Night of the Hunter, Detour
Tagline  HER ARMS...HER LOVE...HIS ONLY ESCAPE FROM A HERITAGE OF HATE!

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Moonrise is a 1948 American film noir crime film directed by Frank Borzage starring Dane Clark, Gail Russell and Ethel Barrymore.

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This film is now in the public domain.

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Plot

Danny Hawkins (Dane Clark) is the son of a murderer who was hanged for his crimes. Haunted by his father's past already in his childhood, the young man is tormented by the young people of the small southern town in which he lives. Hawkins' only friend is Gilly Johnson (Gail Russell), a girl who is quickly falling in love with him. When Hawkins kills her bully boyfriend Jerry Sykes (Lloyd Bridges) (who by the way was one of the children tormenting him since early years) in self-defense, he fears the same fate as his father. When the dead body is found and Sheriff Clem Otis (Allyn Joslyn) starts closing in, Danny becomes crazed. He jumps off a Ferris wheel and nearly strangles the harmless mute Billy Scripture (Harry Morgan) who found Hawkins' pocket knife near the body. While hiding out in the swamps, Hawkins visits his Grandma (Barrymore) who tells him the truth about his father's crime. Hawkins realizes he's not tainted by "bad blood" and turns himself in to the police.

Cast

  • Dane Clark as Danny Hawkins
  • Gail Russell as Gilly Johnson
  • Ethel Barrymore as Grandma
  • Allyn Joslyn as Sheriff Clem Otis
  • Rex Ingram as Mose
  • Harry Morgan as Billy Scripture (as Henry Morgan)
  • 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 as Uncle Joe Jingle
  • Phil Brown as Elmer - Soda Jerk
  • Harry Cheshireas J.B. Sykes (as Harry V. Cheshire)
  • Lila Leeds as Julie
  • Reception

    The New York Times wrote that "the book towers above the picture" despite its fidelity to the source.

    Accolades

    Nomination: Moonrise received an Academy Award nomination for Best Sound Recording (Daniel J. Bloomberg) in 1948.

    References

    Moonrise (film) Wikipedia
    Moonrise (film) IMDb Moonrise (film) themoviedb.org


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