He thinks that his nature's ingrained
By his father's "bad blood" he is stained
This man "born to kill"
discovers free will
and learns fate is not preordained.
Dane Clark inMoonrise (Frank Borzage, 1948). There are plenty of noir films with tacked on happy endings, but leave it to director Frank Borzage , the cinema's greatest romantic, to make a noir masterpiece that is about saving a troubled soul.
Please donate to film preservation at the Film Noir Foundation. This kills off this year's For the Love of Film (Noir) blogathon, but there's more noir in store here at Limerwrecks.