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I've Always Loved You  /  Moonrise

Moonrise  (1948)
September 20, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by the AFI/NEA Preservation Grants Program, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and Republic Pictures.

I've Always Loved You  (1946)

As a post-war journeyman director, Frank Borzage came to Republic, which produced this uncharacteristically lavish Technicolor romance about an egotistical concert pianist (Philip Dorn) who takes on young prodigy Catherine McLeod as his pupil.  The student develops amorous feelings for her mentor, but when her talent threatens to outshine his, he brutally severs their relationship in what may be Borzage’s most unrestrained melodrama.

Production: Republic Pictures Corp.  Distribution: Republic Pictures Corp.  Producer: Frank Borzage.  Director: Frank Borzage.  Based on the story "Concerto" by Borden Chase.  Screenwriter: Borden Chase.  Cinematographer: Tony Gaudio.  Production Design: Ernst Fegté.  Editor: Richard L. Van Enger.  Music: Walter Scharf.  With: Philip Dorn, Catherine McLeod, William Carter, Mme. Maria Ouspenskaya, Felix Bressart.  35mm, color, 117 min.

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by the AFI/NEA Preservation Grants Program and Republic Pictures, in cooperation with National Telefilm Associates, Inc. and Republic Pictures.

Moonrise  (1948)

Director Frank Borzage suffuses a noir idiom with this own brand of unadulterated romanticism in his last great film.  Dane Clark stars as an alienated young man haunted by his father’s crimes who finds himself hunted by the law after killing a local bully in a fight.  Wracked by guilt, he nevertheless seems poised for redemption when he falls for his victim’s fiancée (Gail Russell).

Production: Chas. K. Feldman Group Productions, Inc.; Marshall Grant Pictures.  Distribution: Republic Pictures Corp.  Producer: Charles Haas.  Director: Frank Borzage.  Based on the novel Moonrise by Theodore Strauss.  Screenwriter: Charles Haas.  Cinematographer: John L. Russell.  Production Design: Lionel Banks.  Editor: Harry Keller.  Music: William Lava.  With: Dane Clark, Gail Russell, Ethel Barrymore, Allyn Joslyn, Rex Ingram.  35mm, b/w, 90 min.