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Night of the Quarter Moon (1959)

A young man returns to San Francisco and his wealthy family with a new bride. His family objects to his marriage as his wife is mixed race snd his mother is determined to have it annulled.

Director:

Hugo Haas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie London ... Ginny O'Sullivan Nelson
John Drew Barrymore ... Roderic 'Chuck' Nelson
Anna Kashfi ... Maria Robbin
Dean Jones ... Lexington Nelson
Agnes Moorehead ... Cornelia Nelson
Nat 'King' Cole ... Cy Robbin
Ray Anthony ... The Hotel Manager
Jackie Coogan ... Desk Sergeant Bragan
Charles Chaplin Jr. Charles Chaplin Jr. ... Young Thug
Billy Daniels ... Headwaiter
Cathy Crosby ... Singer
James Edwards ... Asa Tully
Arthur Shields ... Captain Tom O'Sullivan
Edward Andrews ... Clinton Page
Robert Warwick ... Judge
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A young man returns to San Francisco and his wealthy family with a new bride. His family objects to his marriage as his wife is mixed race snd his mother is determined to have it annulled.

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"I don't care WHAT she is...she's MINE!"

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1959 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

The Color of Her Skin See more »

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4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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They Were Kidding, Right?
20 October 2005 | by Bucs1960See all my reviews

Put two schlock masters together, Albert Zugsmith (producer) and Hugo Haas (director) and you come up with a total mess of a movie. This film is grotesque, even more so because it was made at MGM. Thankfully, it was the last time that these two gentlemen ever got their foot in the door of a major studio.

Basically, the story is about a young woman, who has African-American heritage but "passes" for Caucasian. She is played by the glacially beautiful Julie London, better known as a popular singer than a film star. She marries John Drew Barrymore, who just could never parlay his famous name, except as the son of John Sr. and the father of Drew. His character is from a socially prestigious family and when they discover that Ms. London is not "racially pure", you would think that World War III was imminent. The newspapers blow the whistle on her, her black relatives are beaten up and she ends up in court, stripping to prove that her skin is white. Absolutely unpleasant.....this film is exploitation at its worst and MGM should have been ashamed to release it. It's unbelievable.


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