Moontide (1942): Mayo’s Romantic Melodrama, Starring Jean Gabin and Ida Lupino

In Moontide, a romantic melodrama directed by Archie Mayo, Jean Gabin plays a sailor who recues Ida Lupino from suicide.

Novelist John O’Hara wrote the scenario, based on the novel by Willard Robertson.

The excellent supporting cast includes Thomas Mitchell and Claude Rains.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Cinematography (b/w): Charles Clarke

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winner of the Best Cinematography Oscar was Joseph Ruttenberg for “Mrs. Miniver.”


Directed by Archie Mayo
Produced by Mark Hellinger
Screenplay by John O’Hara, based on the 1940 novel Moontide by Willard Robertson
Music by David Buttolph, Cyril J. Mockridge
Cinematography: Charles G. Clarke
Edited by William Reynolds
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date: April 29, 1942 (NYC); May 29, 1942 (U.S.)
Running time: 94 minutes