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Blood on the Moon (1948) FotW #308

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Blood on the Moon (1948) FotW #308

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Post by Cocoa » November 24th, 2019, 5:33 pm

Film of the Week #308: Blood on the Moon (1948)

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Unemployed cowhand Jim Garry is hired by his dishonest friend Tate Riling as muscle in a dispute between homesteaders and cattleman John Lufton.

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Directed by: Robert Wise
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This movie fits the current Noir Challenge.



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Post by blocho » November 26th, 2019, 6:50 am

Decent Western, enlivened occasionally by some snappy dialogue. I don't see much noir here.

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Post by joachimt » November 26th, 2019, 4:46 pm

Decent indeed, but a rather forgettable story. 6/10
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Post by Cocoa » November 26th, 2019, 5:19 pm

I wouldn't have put this on the schedule for the noir challenge if it wasn't for the fact that it's on the big official noir list.

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Post by 72aicm » November 26th, 2019, 6:44 pm

5/10 here. Watched earlier this month.

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Post by mathiasa » November 27th, 2019, 12:40 pm

Some good cinematography towards the end, when Jim is in the woods. It’s definitely a noir western. 6.1/10

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Post by xianjiro » November 28th, 2019, 5:11 am

Yeah, was definitely thinking this one was influenced by noir, but while the story starts out with questions, the ending is pretty much what we expect for both genres. Okay acting and design though at times the set does seem a bit flat (sound-stage-y) and during the first half the music is oppressive, but it's pretty average, forgettable fair from the late 40s. I could see this being a double feature - with the other movie being a better draw. (Seems the IMDb trivia supports this as well.) I'll also go for 6 stars.

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Post by matthewscott8 » November 28th, 2019, 5:27 pm

Tentative pre-cursor to great films like Man of the West, Day of the Outlaw. Ramrod, released one year earlier was much better western noir fare.

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Post by blocho » November 28th, 2019, 8:16 pm

matthewscott8 wrote:
November 28th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Ramrod, released one year earlier was much better western noir fare.
Agreed

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