Moonrise
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All of his life, Danny Hawkins (Dane Clark) has been taunted and mistreated by most of the people around him, enduring innumerable beatings and other humiliations as a boy because his father was a murderer who died on the gallows. He finds it not much better as an adult, living with his aunt in the small Virginia town of Woodville -- especially when he is contending for the attentions of young schoolteacher Gilly Johnson (Gail Russell) with his boyhood tormentor Jerry Sykes (Lloyd Bridges), whose bullying and arrogance are made worse (and more galling) by the fact that he's the son of the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Superb, moody Frank Bozage drama."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The film's beauty lies in Borzage's overpowering visual mise-en-scene."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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