Night of the Quarter Moon (1959)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

Scripted in another era, the premise for this interesting though conventional drama defending a partially mixed marriage would not be as convincing a few decades later. Chuck Nelson (John Drew Barrymore) is a wealthy young man who travels South of the border and meets and then marries Ginny (Julie London). His new bride is a wonderful woman until Chuck's socialite mother (Agnes Moorehead) discovers that one of Ginny's grandparents was of African ancestry. The imperious mother-in-law lands the new couple in an embittered court battle as she makes every attempt to annul their marriage. Nat "King" Cole plays Ginny's uncle, and Anna Kashfi is Maria, her cousin.



bigotry, cross-cultural-relations, forbidden-love, love, moon