PG certificateMoonrise is a Film programme that first aired in 1948 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Moonrise is a 2 star programme


Moonrise (1948)

Directed by
Frank Borzage

Dane Clark stars inn Frank Borzage's gritty film noir set in the steamy south. Danny Hawkins is a young man tormented both by images of his father being lynched for murder and the bullying of Jerry Sykes. Matters come to a head at the local dance where Hawkins and Sykes vie for the attention of schoolteacher Gilly Johnson. In the ensuing fight, Hawkins kills Sykes in self-defence and hides the body. But when the body is found, Hawkins, wracked with guilt, becomes increasingly unstable until his grandmother persuades him to do the decent thing.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1948

2/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Black and White

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Dane Clark...Danny Hawkins
Gail Russell...Gilly Johnson
Ethel Barrymore...Grandma
Allyn Joslyn...Clem Otis
Rex Ingram...Mose
Harry Morgan...Billy Scripture
David Street...Ken Williams
Selena Royle...Aunt Jessie
Harry Carey...Jimmy Biff
Irving Bacon...Judd Jenkins
Image for Lloyd BridgesLloyd Bridges...Jerry Sykes
Houseley Stevenson...Uncle Joe Jingle
Phil Brown...Elmer