Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Frank Borzage|
|Produced by||Charles Haas|
|Screenplay by||Charles F. Haas|
|Based on||the novel Moonrise
by Theodore Strauss
|Music by||William Lava|
|Cinematography||John L. Russell|
|Edited by||Harry Keller|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
Dane Clark plays Danny Hawkins, the son of a murderer who was hanged for his crimes. Haunted by his father's past, the young man is tormented by the young people of the small southern town in which he lives. Hawkins' only friend is Gilly Johnson (Russell), a girl who is quickly falling in love with him. When Hawkins kills a bully in self-defense, he fears the same fate as his father. When the dead body is found and Sheriff Clem Otis (Allyn Joslyn) starts closing in, Danny becomes crazed. He jumps off a Ferris wheel and nearly strangles a harmless mute (Morgan) who found Hawkins' pocket knife near the body. While hiding out in the swamps, Hawkins visits his Grandma (Barrymore) who tells him the truth about his father's crime. Hawkins realizes he's not tainted by "bad blood" and turns himself in to the police.
- Dane Clark as Danny Hawkins
- Gail Russell as Gilly Johnson
- Ethel Barrymore as Grandma
- Allyn Joslyn as Clem Otis
- Rex Ingram as Mose
- Harry Morgan as Billy Scripture
- Lloyd Bridges as Jerry Sykes
- Harry Carey, Jr. as Jimmy Biff
- Irving Bacon as Judd Jenkins
- Moonrise at the American Film Institute Catalog.
- W., A. (March 7, 1949). "Moonrise (1948)". The New York Times. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
- "The 21st Academy Awards (1949) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
- Moonrise at the American Film Institute Catalog
- Moonrise at the Internet Movie Database
- Moonrise at AllMovie
- Moonrise at the TCM Movie Database