The Raging Moon
Bruce (Malcolm McDowell, If, A Clockwork Orange) is a lively young man with an irrepressible sense of fun and a sharp eye for a pretty girl. Returning home slightly the worse for wear after a wedding, he suddenly collapses. When he wakes the next day he finds himself in hospital unable to walk and the doctors cannot diagnose his condition. When his family is unable to house him, Bruce is forced to move to a convalescence home. Here he becomes bitter about his situation and resents the intrusion of the other inmates upon his melancholy state. After a while Bruce strikes up a friendship with fellow inmate Jill (Nanette Newman) and under her influence, he begins to enjoy life again. Falling deeply in love, Bruce and Jill decide to get married against the wishes of the home’s owners. Faced with the prospect of having to move out of the home and seek work, will Bruce and Jill’s love survive? Sensitively directed by Bryan Forbes (Whistle Down the Wind, The Stepford Wives), The Raging Moon is a tender love story featuring strong performances from Newman and McDowell.
Starring Malcolm McDowell, Nanette Newman, Georgia Brown
Director Bryan Forbes