The Moon Is Blue

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Two aging playboys are both after the same attractive young woman, but she fends them off by claiming that she plans to remain a virgin until her wedding night. Both men determine to find a way around her objections.

  1. F. Hugh Herbert


  2. Otto Preminger


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  1. David Niven

    David Niven

    David Slater

  2. William Holden

    William Holden

    Donald Gresham

  3. Maggie McNamara

    Maggie McNamara

    Patty O'Neill

  4. Tom Tully

    Tom Tully

    Michael O'Neill

  5. Dawn Addams

    Dawn Addams

    Cynthia Slater

  6. Fortunio Bonanova

    Fortunio Bonanova

    Artiste de télévision

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 39m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • July 8, 1953
    NR, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes.

The Moon is Blue is one of those olde rom-coms that nowadays has the ability to baffle us as to how it caused such ripples in the movie world back in the day. But ripples it did stir, and all told it's a pretty effective study of manners, etiquette and sexual understandings.

Directed by Otto Preminger and based on F. Hugh Herbert's cheeky play of the film's title, it stars William Holden, David Niven and Maggie McNamara. Plot essentially revolves around McNamara holding onto her virginity as the male predators close in. If she holds firm she will of cours... read the rest.

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