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Blue Denim (1959)

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Arthur Bartley and Janet Willard are fairly typical 1950s teenagers. Their lives are turned upside down however when Janet becomes pregnant. Desperate to tell his parents of the predicament... See full summary »

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Janet Willard
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Arthur Bartley
Macdonald Carey ...
Maj. Malcolm Bartley, Ret.
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Jessie Bartley
Warren Berlinger ...
Ernie
Buck Class ...
Axel Sorenson
Nina Shipman ...
Lillian Bartley
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Professor Willard
Roberta Shore ...
Cherie
Mary Young ...
Aunt Bidda
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Arthur Bartley and Janet Willard are fairly typical 1950s teenagers. Their lives are turned upside down however when Janet becomes pregnant. Desperate to tell his parents of the predicament they find themselves in, Arthur finds that he cannot do so. He arranges for Janet to have an abortion, but the internal turmoil this causes him finally forces him to tell his father, who races to save the girl from the back room abortionist. Written by garykmcd

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30 October 1959 (West Germany)  »

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Although it was initially scheduled to be released in the U.S. as "Blue Jeans," the title was changed to "Blue Denim." National Screen Service did print up posters with the original title, but they are rare. See more »

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Referenced in Less Than Zero (1987) See more »

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Something's Gotta Give
(uncredited)
Written by Johnny Mercer
Played when Art and Janet are dancing at the hop
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Quite A Period Piece
19 June 1999 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

When watching this movie I was overcome with equal urges to both laugh and squirm. Unfortunately, they happened at the same time, which eliminated any emotional punch this movie may have once had. The main issue that this movie tackles is both universal and timeless, but the problems encountered by the three teenage leads are dated and quite foreign to today's youth. This picture could have very likely been compelling and controversial when it first came out in 1959, but today it stands as a cautionary guide for film makers not to make their pictures subject to the time. Overall, a light way to look at an era not too far gone.


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