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Sky Full of Moon (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 12 December 1952 (USA)
Harley 'Tumbleweeds' Williams is a mellow rodeo competitor who lacks entry fee cash. He enters a casino owned by Al and increases, then loses his money. Club employee Dixie hatches a plan to get both her and Harley a small fortune.

Director:

Norman Foster

Writer:

Norman Foster (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Carleton Carpenter ... Harley 'Tumbleweeds' Williams
Jan Sterling ... Dixie Delmar
Keenan Wynn ... Al
Robert Burton ... Customer
Elaine Stewart ... Billie - the Change Girl
Emmett Lynn ... Otis
Douglass Dumbrille ... Rodeo Official
Sheb Wooley ... Balladeer (voice)
Jonathan Cott ... Balladeer / Manager
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Harley 'Tumbleweeds' Williams is a mellow rodeo competitor who lacks entry fee cash. He enters a casino owned by Al and increases, then loses his money. Club employee Dixie hatches a plan to get both her and Harley a small fortune.

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Comedy | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cielo de Plata See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In his first starring film role, the Vermont-born Carleton Carpenter plays a cowboy. See more »

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Old Paint
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Arranged by Paul Campbell
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Quiety delightful, warm hearted winner
20 October 2010 | by chureiSee all my reviews

Carleton Carpenter had a wonderful charming personality that warmed up every film he made, beginning with the serious and underrated LOST BOUNDARIES. He did some fine work at MGM (delicious number with Debbie Reynolds in the Aba Daba Honeymoon scene and subsequent best-selling recording). But, here,in SKY FULL OF MOON, he turns in a superb, easygoing, depiction of a cowboy in the Las Vegas of the period. A natural ease and a clear nice performance make this film a winner. Of course, Jan Sterling, herself one of the unheralded 'greats' of the screen...and stage... brings her abilities to the pleasant story. The ending of the film is both proper, satisfying, and even tenderly sad. This film was made on a low budget at MGM just prior to Carpenter leaving the studio. But it is worth the search. You will find yourself smiling at the proceedings. You will admire the work of Carpenter and Sterling... and you will get a brief glimpse of Elaine Stewart, one of the screen's great beauties, with talent, who had a short film career. But you won't take your eyes off her during her brief scene. See this film, and relax at the work of pros with a simple, nice script and film.


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