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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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How could it happen to Janet...so shy, so young, and so much like yourself? Where did she go wrong... and why... WHY... WHY? See more »

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30 October 1959 (West Germany)  »

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Blå jeans  »

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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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Who, Baby?
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Performed by Roberta Shore and Warren Berlinger at the hop
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Biology Should Have Been Studied
18 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was probably a shocker for audiences in the Year 1959 when teens getting pregnant was a horrible thing and the parents never explained anything to their children about sex and just figured they would all be educated through biology classes in school. This story is about a young innocent boy, Arthur Bartley, (Brandon DeWilde) who likes the girl next door, Janet Willard, (Carol Lynley) who liked Arthur and Janet decided to give Arthur a good lesson about love making and sex which usually starts a big event in people's lives, babies. Malcolm Bartley, (Macdonald Carey) Arthur's dad had great hopes for his son and he found out that his son was failing in Biology Classes and had straight A's in all his other subjects. Jessie Bartley, (Marsha Hunt) plays the role as Arthur's mother, who is a very calm woman and is very supportive of her family and gives an outstanding performance. By the way, Marsha Hunt had her 91st Birthday on Oct. 17, 2008, she was born on October 17, 1917 and was a great actress on the big screen and also on the New York City Stage. This film was entertaining, enjoy.


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