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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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Storyline

After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.

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Taglines:

From a dying man comes a warning: "loup-garou"...werewolf. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on Les Whitten's novel of the same name. See more »

Goofs

In killing the werewolf in the end, when firing the third shot, the cylinder of the revolver doesn't turn. See more »

Quotes

[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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interesting case of 24 hour malaria
6 April 2006 | by manicgeckoSee all my reviews

I knew she was pregnant - I was third in my class. Yeah right.

Other than the over-the-top doctor this was really not a bad little mystery flick. Kind of a "in the heat of the night" meets X-files. Quickie case synopsis - local girl gets mauled by something, Louisiana sheriff takes the case, all the prime suspects get "pardoned" in the same night - then you have to start listening to the crazy old man and burn some home remedies on your porch step.

I really got into the movie until the very end - where as usual the producer says "OK, bring in the monster, we got to wrap this thing up" and plot convenience theater really takes over. If they would have spent as much time and development on the ending as they did the first 2/3 of the movie - this could be a real hidden treasure. As it is, it won't disappoint those looking for a TV quality sci-fi mystery.


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