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Ring Around the Moon (1936)

(1936, Chesterfield) Donald Cook, Ann Doran, Erin Moore, Doug Fowley. Cook is a high-flying newspaperman who falls into an engagement to a lady he does not love. Lots of poverty row ... See full summary »

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Charles Lamont

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Vera Hobart (novel), Vere Hobart (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Donald Cook ... Ross Graham
Erin O'Brien-Moore ... Gloria Endicott
Alan Edwards ... Pete Mattland
Ann Doran ... Kay Duncan
John Qualen ... Bill Harvey
Barbara Bedford ... Carol Anderson
Douglas Fowley ... Ted Curlew
Richard Tucker ... Baxter
John Miltern John Miltern ... Mr. Endicott
Carl Stockdale ... Brenton
Mildred Gover Mildred Gover ... Emma
Dot Farley ... Bella
Dicky Dewar Dicky Dewar ... The Baby
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(1936, Chesterfield) Donald Cook, Ann Doran, Erin Moore, Doug Fowley. Cook is a high-flying newspaperman who falls into an engagement to a lady he does not love. Lots of poverty row intrigue follows. Pretty much a straight drama with no real crime elements, but after all, it is a Chesterfield. Doran's first big role. 16mm. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1936 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film took place in Washington DC Thursday 5 February 1948 on WMAL (Channel 7). See more »

Crazy Credits

Although the Screenwriters Guild [later Writers Guild of America] was recognized as a union in 1933, few writers ever added SWG after their name as cinematographers [A.S.C.] and film editors [A.C.E.] did. The co-writer of this screenplay, Paul Perez took such a credit. See more »

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A very unusual film that is often hard to predict.
19 February 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Ring Around the Moon" is a very low budget B- movie from tiny Chesterfield Productions, an organization that used RKO's lot at night to make inexpensive films. Surprisingly, despite smaller-time actors and all, the film is actually well worth seeing...mostly because it is not predictable and often delivers surprises. Plus, the ending is really sweet.

Ross (Donald Cook) is dating two women--one is a rich society lady (Gloria) and the other a co-worker at his newspaper. He seems to prefer the newspaper girl but ends up marrying Gloria instead...and soon regrets it and tells Gloria he's made a mistake. In the meantime, the old girlfriend has gotten married. What's next? You probably won't guess in a thousand years!!

The reason I liked the film, aside from it not being predictable, is that despite the smallness of the movie, the acting and direction are quite good. It really appears as if everyone was trying to make a very good picture...not another run of the mill B. This combined with a sweet ending make for a film worth seeing...just be sure to have some Kleenex handy...just in case.


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