Moonrise 05/05/18

The Criterion Collection

Guilt, gloom, weird nightmares of death and persecution — and romance? The wondrous Gail Russell brings a spark of life into Frank Borzage’s weird expressionist masterpiece produced at the seldom-artistic Republic Studio. The bitter, despairing Dane Clark has just committed what a jury will likely call first degree murder, but the night can offer atonement and forgiveness, if he’ll just listen to Russell’s good advice. With Allyn Joslyn, Rex Ingram and Ethel Barrymore. On Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.