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The Moon Is Down

The Moon Is Down(1943)

Also Known As: John Steinbeck's The Moon Is Down |

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Brief Synopsis

When the Germans invade Norway their Commandant and the town Mayor confront each other, attempting to maintain civility as far as possible. When the army tries to orgnanize townspeople to work for them sabotage which is at first humorous turns serious, resulting in death on both sides.

Cast & Crew

Irving Pichel Director
Henry Travers Mayor Orden
Lee J. Cobb Dr. Albert Winter
Dorris Bowdon Molly Morden
Margaret Wycherly Sarah Orden
Peter Van Eyck Lt. Tonder
William Post Jr. Alex Morden
Henry Rowland Capt. Loft
E. J. Ballantine George Corell
Hans Schumm Capt. Bentick
Ernest Dorian Maj. Hunter
John Banner Lt. Prackle

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World Premiere in Toronto: 13 Mar 1943; New York opening: 26 Mar 1943
Release Date:  1943 Production Date:  UCLA or LC
5 reels of 5; nitrate print; M17526; F109-L19-2///// FCA 3069-71
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  90 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  8,100    
Duration(reels):  10    

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  • a lost gem

    julie bozarth 2011-12-01

    where did it go? i saw it when i was 13 and i'm 58 - as far as i know, it has never been shown on tv since. why? i finally found a bad vhs copy - so... MORE>

  • I have seen this movie..

    Michael Harkins 2008-11-23

    Whenever I read the book, I have an original hardcover copy, I imagine the actors, Hardwicke, Cobb, etc... and I know I have seen this film... Maybe it was... MORE>

  • Important movie--why can't we see it?

    Dianna Riley 2006-07-21

    John Steinbeck wrote this "masterful fable" as a propaganda tool in 1942. It was translated into French, Dutch, German, etc. and thousands of... MORE>