Release date1959 WriterFranklin Coen, Frank Davis Art directorsWilliam A. Horning, Malcolm Brown CastJulie London (Ginny O'Sullivan Nelson), John Drew Barrymore (Roderic 'Chuck' Nelson), Anna Kashfi (Maria Robbin), Dean Jones (Lexington Nelson), Agnes Moorehead (Cornelia Nelson), Nat 'King' Cole (Cy Robbin) Similar moviesRemember the Titans, Life, Frankie & Alice, Holy Smoke!, White Dog, The Last Supper
Nat king cole julie london night of the quarter moon opening credits and first scene
Night of the Quarter Moon is a 1959 American drama film directed by Hugo Haas and written by Franklin Coen and Frank Davis. The film stars Julie London, John Drew Barrymore, Anna Kashfi, Dean Jones, Agnes Moorehead and Nat King Cole. The film was released on March 4, 1959, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
A young man returns home with a new bride, but his family objects when they learn she is of mixed race.
Julie London as Ginny O'Sullivan Nelson
John Drew Barrymore as Roderic "Chuck" Nelson
Anna Kashfi as Maria Robbin
Dean Jones as Lexington Nelson
Agnes Moorehead as Cornelia Nelson
Nat King Cole as Cy Robbin
Ray Anthony as The Hotel Manager
Jackie Coogan as Desk Sergeant Bragan
Charles Chaplin, Jr. as Young Thug
Billy Daniels as Headwaiter
Cathy Crosby as Singer
James Edwards as Asa Tully
Arthur Shields as Captain Tom O'Sullivan
Edward Andrews as Clinton Page
Robert Warwick as Judge
Marguerite Belafonte as Hostess
According to MGM records the movie earned $465,000 in the US and Canada and $475,000 elsewhere, making a loss to the studio of $146,000. It was described by "Mae Tinee" in a Chicago Tribune review as, "one of the most inept films I've ever encountered [...] contrived and insulting to the intelligence [...] completely tasteless [...] sordid, sexy and senseless [...] contrived and ridiculous [...] a sheer waste of time."