Monday, February 21, 2011

Good Moon Rising

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 in Moonrise (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.


D Cairns said...

Moonrise is a GREAT AMERICAN FILM and should really be better known. Better known than Mr Smith Goes to Washington, Gone with the Wind and Easy Rider, for instance.

There, I said it.

surly hack said...

Amen, brother. David, you got a witness.