The Moonshine War

The Moonshine War

Director: Richard Quine Cast: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Widmark, Alan Alda


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In this comedy drama set during the late Prohibition era, a federal agent attempts to make some real money before the alcohol ban is lifted. He sets his sights on the whiskey cache of an old army buddy, but just before they strike a deal, two ex-convicts frighten the buddy away. The creeps then murder the town sheriff and his deputy and begin looking to get a hold of the moonshine. The agent decides to help his friend defeat the thugs. One of the crooks ends up killing the agent and taking four locals hostage. In exchange for their lives, he wants all the whiskey. The moonshiner acquiesces and tells him that the booze is stashed in a graveyard. The greedy crook races off and begins digging. Unfortunately instead of hooch, he finds dynamite and blows himself up. To celebrate his death and the end of Prohibition, the town decides to have a blow-out of their own. Naturally the buddy provides the booze.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2014
UPC: 0888574085384
Original Release: 1970
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 30,655

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patrick McGoohan Frank Long
Richard Widmark Dr. Taulbee
Alan Alda Son Martin
Melodie Johnson Lizann Simpson
Will Geer Mr. Baylor
Joe Williams Aaron
Suzanne Zenor Miley Mitchell
Lee Hazlewood Dual Metters
Max Showalter Mr. Worthman
Harry Carey Arley Stamper
Tom Nolan Lowell
John Schuck E.J. Royce
Bo Hopkins Bud Blackwell
Charles Tyner Mr. McClendon
Claude Johnson Young Man
Dick Crockett Carl
Teri Garr Young Wife

Technical Credits
Richard Quine Director
Robert R. Benton Set Decoration/Design
Edward C. Carfagno Art Director
George W. Davis Art Director
Neal Hefti Score Composer
Hugh Hunt Set Decoration/Design
Allan Jacobs Editor
Freddy Karger Score Composer
Richard H. Kline Cinematographer
Elmore Leonard Screenwriter
Mickey McCardle Asst. Director
Earl McCoy Special Effects
Franklin E. Milton Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Ransohoff Producer
Allan Snyder Makeup
William J. Tuttle Makeup

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