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Blood on the Moon (1948)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Romance | 21 November 1948 (USA)
Unemployed cowhand Jim Garry is hired by his dishonest friend Tate Riling as muscle in a dispute between homesteaders and cattleman John Lufton.

Director:

Robert Wise

Writers:

Lillie Hayward (screenplay), Harold Shumate (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Mitchum ... Jim Garry
Barbara Bel Geddes ... Amy Lufton
Robert Preston ... Tate Riling
Walter Brennan ... Kris Barden
Phyllis Thaxter ... Carol Lufton
Frank Faylen ... Jake Pindalest
Tom Tully ... John Lufton
Charles McGraw ... Milo Sweet
Clifton Young ... Joe Shotten
Tom Tyler ... Frank Reardon
George Cooper ... Fred Barden
Tom Keene ... Ted Elser (as Richard Powers)
Bud Osborne ... Cap Willis
Zon Murray ... Nels Titterton
Robert Bray ... Bart Daniels
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Storyline

When a shady-looking stranger rides into town to join his old friend it is assumed he is a hired gun. But as the new man comes to realise the unlawful nature of his buddy's business and the way the homesteaders are being used, the two men draw apart to become sworn enemies. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines:

When there's BLOOD ON THE MOON...death lurks in the Shadows! (original 3-sheet poster) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sangre en la luna See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Early in the film, there is gunfire exchanged between Jim Garry and Amy Lufton. Jim fires his rifle 13 times without reloading. While it may seem this would not be possible, because of the size of the cartridges used on the Winchester Model 73, the magazine could hold between 15 and 20 rounds. See more »

Quotes

Jake Pindalest: Here's the item we were talking about the other day. I think you'll find it satisfactory.
Tate Riling: United States dollars are usually satisfactory, aren't they?
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Alternate Versions

Exists in computer-colored version. See more »

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Featured in Look at Me (2004) See more »

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This movie deserves better appreciation than it has gotten.
14 February 2000 | by TheHGSee all my reviews

The VHS video of this movie is a colorised version of the original thanks to Ted Turner. I refuse to watch it in colour, so I turn off the colour attributes of my TV and enjoy this movie in Black and White. Without the distraction of colour, one gets to enjoy a great story line, some wonderful performances by Robert Mitchum and Barbara Bel Geddes, and one of Robert Wise's directorial gems.


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