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Blood on the Moon (1948) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Robert Wise and produced by Theron Warth and Sid Rogell.

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MITCHUM RIDES A DARK RANGE: Pursued, 1947 and Blood on the Moon, 1948

on Feb 8, 2021 From Caftan Woman

Jeb Rand (Robert Mitchum) is pursued by vague memories of his youth and a life plagued with doubts and nightmares. He is also pursued by Grant Callum (Dean Jagger) who, for reasons of his own, wants to kill "the last of the Rands."Mrs. Callum (Judith Anderson) is "Mother Callum" to Jeb. She has been... Read full article

Western Noir: Blood on the Moon (1948)

By shadowsandsatin on Jul 21, 2020 From Shadows and Satin

Several months ago, on Twitter, I asked for recommendations for westerns ? it?s a genre I never really cared much about (like horror films and musicals), but that I wanted to explore (unlike horror films and musicals). I received dozens of suggested titles ? unfortunately, I was only able to access ... Read full article

On Blu-ray: Robert Mitchum in a Film-Noir on the Range Blood on the Moon (1948)

By KC on Jul 15, 2020 From Classic Movies

The moody, fatalistic feel of Blood on the Moon (1948) is unusual for a western, if not unheard of in the genre. Its noirish story of double-crosses and turf battles could be transported to rain-slicked city streets with little change, the plot points as well-suited to urban organized crime as cattl... Read full article

Blood on the Moon (1948): A Robert Mitchum Horse Noir

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 13, 2020 From 4 Star Films

This is admittedly nitpicky, but the title cards of Blood on the Moon are a bit jarring as the white-lettered names all but disappear into the sliver of light stretching across the otherwise black canvas of the screen. Thus, I missed out on about a fourth of the names in the cast. Opening credits as... Read full article

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Quotes from

Kris Barden: Did you ever notice how them four always stick together?
Fred Barden: Why not? Reardon and Shotten work for Riling, and Garry's a friend that just came in to help.
Kris Barden: I can buy me that kind of friend for $75 a month and no questions asked.

Jim Garry: [after Barden kills Reardon] Why did you do it?
Kris Barden: I always wanted to shoot one of you. He was the handiest.

Jim Garry: It's about your son, Barden. He was killed in the raid.
Kris Barden: I figured maybe that's what happened when he didn't come home.
Jim Garry: I was with him when he got hit. Nothing I could do.
Kris Barden: Big price to pay for a little bit of grass.

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In 1957, this film was distributed on a double bill in the USA with Battle Hell. (Battle Hell was retitled "Battle Hell".)
In 1953, RKO reissued this film theatrically on a double bill with another western, Fort Apache starring John Wayne and Henry Fonda, with the tag line "Two Rip-Roaring Action Hits!"
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