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Moonrise Movie Review Summary

Actors: Dane Clark, Gail Russell, Ethel Barrymore, Rex Ingram, Lloyd Bridges, Harry Carey Jr.

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MOONRISE is a movie directed by Frank Borzage in 1948. Nominated for the academy award in the "Best sound, recording category".
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Virginia. Dane Clark's father has been hanged for murder when Dane was still a child. Dane has suffered his whole life from this event and is persuaded that there is a "bad blood" running in his veins. One night, he accidentally kills Lloyd Bridges and hides his corpse in the swamps. But his strange behaviour troubles his girlfriend Gail Russell and the sheriff of the town. Tortured by guilt, Dane prefers to run away without having tried to explain to the authorities what has really happened.

Recommended.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   (General) search for meaning/identity Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals on the run

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Forest?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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