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      The Moon Is Down

      1943 1h 30m War List
      Reviews 80% Audience Score 50+ Ratings During World War II, Nazi forces occupy a strategically located Norwegian mining town rich in resources needed for the war effort. The German officer tasked with administering the occupation, Col. Lanser (Cedric Hardwicke), believes that, with some gentle persuasion, the townspeople will eventually cooperate and work with the Nazis. Steadfastly refusing Col. Lanser's attempts at collusion, Mayor Orden (Henry Travers) helps organize a clandestine resistance against the unwanted occupiers. Read More Read Less

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      Christopher Lloyd The Film Yap 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. Rated: 3/5 Jan 3, 2019 Full Review Michael W. Phillips, Jr. Goatdog's Movies 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. Rated: 3/5 Jun 9, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member another steinbeck adaptatation from studio that did ;grapes of wrath Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member a fair to good 1943 war drama film set in Norway another good war propganda film of the period. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis During World War II, Nazi forces occupy a strategically located Norwegian mining town rich in resources needed for the war effort. The German officer tasked with administering the occupation, Col. Lanser (Cedric Hardwicke), believes that, with some gentle persuasion, the townspeople will eventually cooperate and work with the Nazis. Steadfastly refusing Col. Lanser's attempts at collusion, Mayor Orden (Henry Travers) helps organize a clandestine resistance against the unwanted occupiers.
      Director
      Irving Pichel
      Producer
      Nunnally Johnson
      Screenwriter
      Nunnally Johnson
      Production Co
      Twentieth Century Fox
      Genre
      War
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Apr 16, 2013
      Runtime
      1h 30m