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Three Cornered Moon
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Elliott Nugent
Screenplay by
Based onThree-Cornered Moon
by Gertrude Tonkonogy
Produced by B. P. Schulberg
Cinematography Leon Shamroy
Edited by Jane Loring
Music by Ralph Rainger
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 8, 1933 (1933-08-08)(US)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States

Three Cornered Moon is a 1933 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Elliott Nugent, written by Ray Harris and S.K. Lauren, and starring Claudette Colbert, Richard Arlen, Mary Boland, and Wallace Ford. Based on a 1933 play by Gertrude Tonkonogy Friedberg, the film reached No. 9 in the National Board of Review Awards top-10 films in 1933. [1] [2] Film critic Leonard Maltin identifies it as one of the "25 Vintage Movies You Really Shouldn't Miss". This film is often mentioned as one of the earliest examples of screwball comedy. [3]



Difficulties overtake a well-to-do family in New York when they lose all their money in the Great Crash of 1929.


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  1. Three-Cornered Moon profile Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine ,; accessed August 4, 2015.
  2. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Three Cornered Moon, accessed 7 December 2015
  3. Three-Cornered Moon AllMovie review by Craig Butler, accessed October 28, 2023