Three Cornered Moon
Three-Cornered Moon 1933 Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byElliott Nugent
Screenplay by
Based onThree-Cornered Moon
by Gertrude Tonkonogy
Produced byB. P. Schulberg
CinematographyLeon Shamroy
Edited byJane Loring
Music byRalph 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".


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