The Moon Is Blue (1953) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Otto Preminger and produced by Otto Preminger.
Academy Awards 1953 --- Ceremony Number 26 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Maggie McNamara||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Otto Ludwig||Nominated|
|Best Music - Song||Music by Herschel Burke Gilbert; Lyrics by Sylvia Fine||Nominated|
The Moon is Blue (1953)By Kristen on Jun 11, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film
I mentioned reviewing The Moon is Blue when I did my first ever blogathon (The Gone Too Soon Blogathon) and discussed star Maggie McNamara. ?It was recently on TCM (and I had NO idea TCM actually sold DVD copies of this…gotta buy one) and figured now’s as good a time as any to review it ... Read full article
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Patty O'Neill: You didn't!
David Slater: *Stainless steel* muffin dish. Still warm from popovers. Right across the behind. Raised a welt that lasted for *weeks* according to her lawyer. I was never privileged to see it.
Donald Gresham: [on the observation deck at the top of the Empire State building] Oh? What are you excited about?
Patty O'Neill: Coming up here. I wanted to for years.
Donald Gresham: Well then, why didn't you?
Patty O'Neill: Frankly, because I couldn't afford it. Can get a lovely pair of nylons for dollar twenty.
David Slater: Now there's a man who's hard to please. He gripes when you're trying to be pure and he gripes when you're trying to be wanton.
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First post-Hayes mainstream Hollywood film to use the word "virgin," after a battle with the official and unofficial censors. Also the first use of "seduce" and "mistress" (as a sexual partner). The movie was banned from theaters in Boston for using these words.
This movie was used as a part of a plot line in the "The Moon is Not Blue" episode of "M*A*S*H." The plot line focuses on Hawkeye Pierce and B.J. Hunnicut trying to obtain a copy of the movie for the 4077th after hearing it has been banned in Boston.
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