Moontide 1942 Ages 15+

6.00PM Fri 9 Nov 2018 (1hr 34mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

‘This fascinating and highly atmospheric “missing link” between French poetic realism and American film noir features Jean Gabin as a drunken dockworker who fears he has committed murder and hides out on a barge where he witnesses the attempted suicide of a young woman (Lupino). Gabin and Lupino provide a truly distinctive coupling in this strange, doom-laden and often-existential psychological drama containing many fascinating associations: Fritz Lang directed a number of its initial scenes; Salvador Dali worked on the subjective “drunk” sequences; John O’Hara wrote the script. With Claude Rains and Thomas Mitchell.’ – Melbourne Cinémathèque

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 94 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: ARCHIE MAYO, FRITZ LANG / PRODUCER: MARK HELLINGER / SCRIPT: JOHN O’HARA / BASED ON THE 1940 NOVEL MOON TIDE BY WILLARD ROBERTSON / CINEMATOGRAPHER: CHARLES G CLARKE / CAST: IDA LUPINO, JEAN GABIN, THOMAS MITCHELL, CLAUDE RAINS / PRODUCTION COMPANY: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP