Moonrise [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Moonrise [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Frank Borzage Cast: Dane Clark
Dane Clark
, Gail Russell
Gail Russell
, Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Barrymore
, Allyn Joslyn
Allyn Joslyn
Frank Borzage
Moonrise [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Moonrise [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Frank Borzage Cast: Dane Clark
Dane Clark
, Gail Russell
Gail Russell
, Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Barrymore
, Allyn Joslyn
Allyn Joslyn
Frank Borzage

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Overview

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 town banker (and its richest man). Sykes picks a fight with Danny and loses for the first time, but he dies in the process. Knowing how the town thinks of him because of his father, Danny tries to hide the body. But for all of his bitterness over how he's been treated, he can't truly escape the feelings of guilt over what he's done -- nor can he escape his fear of what people will probably think. For a time, his new romance with Gilly distracts him, but he's unable to put it out of his mind for long, especially when he's forced to join his good friend Mose (Rex Ingram) on a raccoon hunt that takes them right to the pond where the body is hidden. Soon the sheriff (Allyn Joslyn) is investigating, and he can't help but confer with the one man in town whose judgment he respects nearly as much as his own -- Danny. And when Danny's deaf-mute friend, Billy (Harry Morgan), unknowingly uncovers a key piece of evidence, Danny is pushed almost to the breaking point. He's driven by his own instincts to run away, and invite almost certain capture or death, but Gilly and the sheriff see this as a chance for Danny not only to free himself of the torment over what he's done but from the past that has haunted him and blighted his life -- if only they can reach him and make him understand.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/08/2018
UPC: 0715515214414
Original Release: 1948
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Language: English
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 802

Special Features

New, restored 4k digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; New conversation between author Herve Dumont (Frank Borzage: The Life and Films of a Hollywood Romantic) and film historian Peter Cowie; Plus: An essay by critic Philip Kemp

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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 Jr. Jimmy Biff
Irving Bacon Judd Jenkins
Lloyd Bridges Jerry Sykes
Houseley Stevenson Uncle Joe Jingle
Phil Brown Elmer
Harry Cheshire J.B. Sykes
Lila Leeds Julie
Virginia Mullen Miss Simpkins
Oliver Blake Ed Conlon
Tom Fadden Homer Blackstone
Charles Lane Man in Black
Clem Bevans Jake
Helen Wallace Martha Otis
James L. Kelly Barker
Ed Rees Barker
Casey MacGregor Barker
John Harmon Baseball Attendant
Monte Lowell Man
Jimmy Hawkins Boy,Alfie
Gary Armstrong Boy
Buzz Henry Boy
Jimmy Crane Boy
Harry Lauter Boy
Bob Hoffman Boy
Joel McGinnis Boy
Doreen McCann Girl
Candy Toxton Girl
Steven Peck Danny (age 7)
Johnny Calkins Danny (age 13)
Tommy Ivo Jerry (age 7)
Michael Dill Jerry (age 13)
Linda Lombard Dancer
Stelita Ravel Dancer
Renee Donatt Ticket Seller
George Backus Hunter
Monte Montague Hunter
Harry V. Cheshire J.B. Sykes
Archie Twitchell Actor
Michael Branden Barker
Bill Borzage Barker
William Lava Composer

Technical Credits
Frank Borzage Director
Charles F. Haas Producer,Screenwriter
Theodore Lydecker Special Effects,Special Effects
Howard Wilson Sound/Sound Designer
Earl Crain, Sr. Sound/Sound Designer
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