Moonrise (1948)

USA
Feature Film
Director: Frank Borzage
Writers: Charles Haas, Theodore Strauss
Cinematographer: John L. Russell
Composer: William Lava
Cast: Dane Clark, Gail Russell, Rex Ingram, Allyn Joslyn, Ethel Barrymore, Harry Morgan, Lloyd Bridges

The first ten minutes of Borzage’s film are amongst the most remarkable ever committed to celluloid, and although the rest of the film doesn’t come close to matching it, this portrait of a young man, the son of a hanged killer, who accidentally kills a bully during a fist fight, is never less than compelling. Iain.Stott