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The Moon and Sixpence (27-Oct-1942)

Director: Albert Lewin

Writer: Albert Lewin

From novel: The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham

Musical Score by: Dmitri Tiomkin

Producer: David L. Loew

Keywords: Drama, Painting

A seemingly happily married man in London deserts his wife to become a painter in Paris, where he falls ill and is befriended by a fellow painter with a place to recuperate. But he steals that man's wife, discards her, and then runs off to the South Pacific island of Tahiti. Important aspects of the film were taken from the life of Paul Gauguin, but this is not at all a biography of Gauguin. Superb performance by George Sanders.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Albert Bassermann
7-Sep-1867 15-May-1952 German actor
Florence Bates
15-Apr-1888 31-Jan-1954 The Moon and Sixpence
Eric Blore
23-Dec-1887 2-Mar-1959 Sullivan's Travels
Herbert Marshall
23-May-1890 22-Jan-1966 Foreign Correspondent
George Sanders
3-Jul-1906 25-Apr-1972 The Saint Strikes Back
Elena Verdugo
20-Apr-1926 30-May-2017 Marcus Welby, M.D.


George Sanders   ...   Charles Strickland
Herbert Marshall   ...   Geoffrey Wolfe
Doris Dudley   ...   Blanche Stroeve
Eric Blore   ...   Capt. Nichols
Albert Bassermann   ...   Dr. Coutras
Florence Bates   ...   Tiare Johnson
Steve Geray   ...   Dirk Stroeve
Elena Verdugo   ...   Ata


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