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The Moon Is Down (1943)





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This film is a well-wrought dramatic chronicle of a Norwegian village that stands up to the invading Nazis who tried to enslave them. The Nazi commander attempts to use reasonable discussion to convince the city fathers to stop fighting and cooperate, but they refuse.


Cedric Hardwicke
as Col. Lanser
Lee J. Cobb
as Dr. Winter
Henry Travers
as Mayor Orden
Dorris Bowden
as Molly Morden
Doris Bowden
as Molly Morden
Peter van Eyck
as Lt. Tonder
William Post Jr.
as Alex Morden
Henry Rowland
as Capt. Loft
E.J. Ballantine
as George Corell
Irving Pichel
as Inn Keeper
Violette Wilson
as Peder's Wife
Hans Schumm
as Capt. Bentick
Ernst Deutsch
as Maj. Hunter
John Banner
as Lt. Prackle
Ian Wolfe
as Joseph
Kurt Kreuger
as Orderly
Jeff Corey
as Albert
Louis V. Arco
as Schumann
John Mylong
as Staff Officer
Otto Reichow
as Sergeant
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John Steinbeck's follow-up to The Grapes of Wrath was destined to seem dwarfed by comparison, in this tale of a Norwegian town occupied by Germans.

January 3, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The film's main problem is that it achieves one of the things it sets out to do: it makes the Norwegians faceless and anonymous.

June 9, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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