The Moonlighter

The Moonlighter

Director: Roy Rowland Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Ward Bond

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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Disreputable wanderer Wes Anderson (Fred MacMurray) has been thrown in a frontier town calaboose, accused of being a "moonlighter" -- a cowpuncher who herds cattle by day and steals them by night. When Anderson escapes from jail, another man is falsely accused of Wes' crimes and is promptly lynched. Driven by guilt and revenge, Wes is determined to punish those responsible for the hanging, and to pay for a decent funeral for the innocent victim. In doing this, however, Wes turns from moonlighting to bank robbing, and it is up to his erstwhile sweetheart, Rela (Barbara Stanwyck) to bring him to justice. Along the way, Wes' criminal tendencies have tragic consequences for his hero-worshipping brother, Tom (William Ching). Originally released in 3-D, The Moonlighter is currently available only in 2-D, its only novelty value being the re-teaming of Double Indemnity stars Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck (who would again work together three years later in the low-key domestic drama There's Always Tomorrow).

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316127063
Original Release: 1953
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:17:00
Sales rank: 37,054

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbara Stanwyck Rela
Fred MacMurray Wes Anderson
Ward Bond Cole
William Ching Tom Anderson
John Dierkes Sheriff Daws
Morris Ankrum Prince
Jack Elam Strawboss
Charles Halton Clem Usquebaugh
Myra Marsh Mrs. Anderson
David Alpert Actor
Gregg Barton Actor
Robert Bice Actor
Joel Fluellen Actor
Byron Foulger Actor
Myron Healey Actor
Ron Kennedy Actor
Burt Mustin Actor
Steve Rowland Actor
William Hunter Actor
Sam Flint Mr. Mott
Norman Leavitt Tidy
Almira Sessions Actor

Technical Credits
Roy Rowland Director
Joseph Bernhard Producer
Niven Busch Screenwriter
Bert Glennon Cinematographer
Daniel Hall Art Director
Joe King Costumes/Costume Designer
Fred MacLean Set Decoration/Design
Terrell O. Morse Editor
Ann Peck Costumes/Costume Designer
Heinz Roemheld Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision

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