Moonrise

Perhaps Borzage's greatest film, Moonrise, a brooding tale of a murderer's son (Clark) driven to violence by others harping on his past, is the perfect answer to those critics who have derided Borzage as a 'mere' romantic, a mere celebrator of the magic of love. Deeply melancholic, the film (from a novel by Theodore Strauss) creates a sense of physical reality with its low key lighting and harsh compositions that Borzage's lovers on the run cannot defeat: their 'Seventh Heaven' in an abandoned mansion is only temporary.

Release details

Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Frank Borzage
Screenwriter: Charles Haas
Cast: Dane Clark
Gail Russell
Ethel Barrymore
Allyn Joslyn
Harry Morgan
Rex Ingram
Lloyd Bridges
Selena Royle

Average User Rating

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annette nicholas

I like the old B&W films this was screeened early this moring-It was a treat to see it-the photography was excellent in addition to the music and Dane Clark's acting.Later read that it was nominated for the music-wonder who got the edge to win it?

annette nicholas

I like the old B&W films this was screeened early this moring-It was a treat to see it-the photography was excellent in addition to the music and Dane Clark's acting.Later read that it was nominated for the music-wonder who got the edge to win it?