Lone Star Moonlight


1h 7m 1946

Brief Synopsis

Returning G.I. Curt Norton (Ken Curtis), owner of a radio station, finds his father Amos (Guy Kibbee) has allowed the station to run down and has squandered Curt's money in bad investments in war-surplus material. Eddie Jackson (Robert Stevens), who owns the rival station, is also attracted to Curt's sweetheart Jean White (Joan Barton). When Curt and the Hoosier Hotshots (Ken Trietsch, Paul Trietsch, Gil Taylor and Charles Ward) successfully stage an auction to raise money, Eddie hires Mimi (Claudia Drake) to claim that Curt married her in France.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 12, 1946
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

Soon after arriving in his hometown of Clearwater, returning G.I. soldier Curt Norton gets started on plans to convert his old radio station into a television station. Curt's plans are thwarted, however, when he discovers that his father Amos has not been taking care of the station. He also learns that a rival radio station, run by Eddie Jackson, began operating while he was away, and that Eddie is trying steal away his sweetheart, Jean White. Curt finds himself at a disadvantage in the battle to regain Jean's love when he realizes that Eddie has received the blessing of Jean's father Thaddius. Thaddius is a bitter enemy of Amos', and Amos has recently accused Thaddius of trying to wreck the town. Curt sees his dream of owning a television station all but vanish when he discovers that his father has squandered the money that he has been sending him. Though done with good intentions, Amos has foolishly invested Curt's money in worthless war surplus goods that he cannot sell. Things look hopeless for Curt until Jean suggests that he recoup his losses by holding a giant auction with dancing and music. Hoping to sabotage Curt and Jean's efforts, Eddie hires Mimi, an actress, to cause a scandal by pretending to be a French woman whom Curt married while he was overseas. Although Curt denies he is married, Jean and Curt's friends believe the accusor, and Jean leaves her sweetheart. When Curt decides to disregard his troubles and go ahead with the action, Eddie kidnaps Joe Mahoney, the auctioneer, and holds him prisoner at the radio station. While the auction is postponed, Mimi, who is now living with Jean, succumbs to feelings of guilt and confesses all. After Jean returns to Curt with an apology, Curt finds Jackson and gives him a beating for his misdeeds. The auction is held successfully, and Curt makes enough money from it to buy the radio station and get his television license.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 12, 1946
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

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