Oscar Movies: Moon and Sixpence (1943)

“The Moon and Sixpence,” Albert Lewin’s version of W. Somerset Maugham’s novel is intelligent, literate, and extremely well acted by two of Hollywood’s most gifted character actors, Herbert Marshall and George Sanders, both blessed with powerful, resonant voices that lend themselves easily to voice-overs, cerebral monologues, and lengthy dialogue scenes.


Oscar Nominaions:


Scoring of Dramatic or Comedy Picture: Dimitri Tiomkin


Oscar Awards: None




Oscar Context:


The winner of the Scoring Oscar was Alfred Newman (the most-nominated artist in Academy’s history) for “The Song of Bernadette.”