Cinema: The New Pictures, Nov. 22, 1948

Blood on the Moon (RKO Radio) is a cow opera in which even the cattle behave convincingly. When they stampede, they look less like a spectacle than just a big nuisance. The bad men (Robert Preston, et al.) are also believable. Before Cowpoke Robert Mitchum gets mixed up in plot, he has a friendly shooting match with the rancher's daughter (Barbara Bel Geddes). She snipes at him as he tries to ford a stream. He retaliates by shooting the heel off her boot. At some point in this exchange of lead, love blossoms.


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