Moonrise (1948)

A man is taunted by home-town schoolmates after his father's execution for murder, and he finds his only solace in his girlfriend. One youth pushes him over the edge, and he is forced to kill in self-defense. His girlfriend urges him to… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1948
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Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena

Parte noir, parte melodrama, o filme funciona como estudo de personagens e conto de moralidade, mas se enfraquece sempre que se entrega ao ßgua-com-aš˙car entre o conturbado protagonista e a mocinha.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Superb, moody Frank Bozage drama.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film's beauty lies in Borzage's overpowering visual mise-en-scene.

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jay nixon
Would have been more aptly titled Mood Rise this noirish drama is all brooding dark places and melancholy thoughts. A first rate cast convey the proper… More