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Moon of the Wolf (1972)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 26 September 1972
After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.

Director:

Daniel Petrie

Writers:

Alvin Sapinsley (teleplay), Les Whitten (novel) (as Leslie H. Whitten)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Janssen ... Sheriff Aaron Whitaker
Barbara Rush ... Louise Rodanthe
Bradford Dillman ... Andrew Rodanthe
John Beradino ... Dr. Druten
Geoffrey Lewis ... Lawrence
Royal Dano ... Tom Sr.
John Davis Chandler ... Tom Jr. (as John Chandler)
Claudia McNeil ... Sara
Paul R. DeVille Paul R. DeVille ... Hugh
Dan Priest ... Sam
Robert Phillips ... Deputy
Serena Sande Serena Sande ... Nurse
George Sawaya George Sawaya ... Attendant
Dick Crockett Dick Crockett ... Attendant
Sonny Klein Sonny Klein ... Harry
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After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.

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Taglines:

Deadly secrets emerge from the shadows when the full moon rises! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noite do Lobo See more »

Filming Locations:

Clinton, Louisiana, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmways Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film has fallen into public domain. As such, it appears in a number of DVD collections. Many of these feature inferior sound and video quality due to poor transfer to DVD. See more »

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This movie was made in 1972, but the opening credits show the date as MCMLXII (1962) See more »

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[news of a brutal murder spreads rapidly, and causes a large number of men to gather at the scene]
Sheriff Aaron Whitaker: Who else knows about it?
Tom Gurmandy Jr.: Only Preacher Biggers. I called him after I called you.
Sheriff Aaron Whitaker: What for?
Tom Gurmandy Jr.: Well, I figured somebody oughta tell her brother what happened to her. Preacher Biggers' the only one in Frenchtown that's got a telephone.
Sheriff Aaron Whitaker: Well, we're lucky you ain't got a pocketful of dimes, aren't we?
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Pretty Good
23 September 2008 | by FilmFataleSee all my reviews

I was pretty surprised by this backwoods bayou shocker. Murders start occurring in a little Louisiana town, and the sheriff's investigation points to signs of a werewolf on the loose. If you can suspend the fact that it's pretty obvious who the wolf is, this is a fun mystery. And in addition to the werewolf plot, we've got ideas of class-consciousness, romance, unwanted pregnancies, and small-town sleaze to ponder. The performances were decent and it moves along quickly. Werewolf completists, fans of David Jansen or Bradford Dillman (he was in EVERYTHING in the 70s), and Cajun-Gothic fans can all find something here. Although I can't believe NOBODY in a bayou town knew the world loup-garou, there are worse ways to spend an afternoon than watching "Moon of the Wolf."


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