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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 ...
Major 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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This originally began as a Broadway play written by "Midnight Cowboy" author James Leo Herlihy which opened at the Playhouse Theater on February 27, 1958, ran for 166 performances and closed on July 19, 1958. See more »

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Referenced in Less Than Zero (1987) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
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Played when Janet goes home from the hop
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Dated but in a time capsule sort of way.
4 March 2001 | by (NEW JERESY USA) – See all my reviews

Things are just about the way they were for young people at the time just before choice. It may not have had today's broad slice of life in your face stance, but it was not the order of the day.It reflects the last days of a total lack of knowledge and misunderstood truths among the teenagers of that most recent time. Attractive actors may have brought a few more young people to see and think about the films' moral.


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