- Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
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|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
Tourist (US version) / Donald Gresham (German version) (uncredited)
|F. Hugh Herbert||...||(written for the screen by)|
|F. Hugh Herbert||...||(stage play "The Moon Is Blue")|
|F. Hugh Herbert||...||producer|
|Herschel Burke Gilbert|
|Ernest Laszlo||...||director of photography|
|Otto Ludwig||...||supervising editor|
|Edward G. Boyle|
|Louis Phillipi||...||makeup artist (as Louis Phillippi)|
|Lillian Shore||...||hair stylist|
|Henry S. Kesler||...||production manager|
|Henry Weinberger||...||assistant director|
|Gilbert Mandelik||...||second assistant director (uncredited)|
|David Commons||...||special effects|
|Jack Rabin||...||special effects|
|Milton Gold||...||still photographer (uncredited)|
|Sylvia Fine||...||song: lyric by|
|Herschel Burke Gilbert||...||conductor|
|Ralph Marterie||...||orchestrator (uncredited)|
|Joseph Mullendore||...||orchestrator (uncredited)|
|Richard Aldrich||...||presented on Broadway by|
|Julius Fleischmann||...||presented on Broadway in association with|
|F. Hugh Herbert||...||presenter|
|Richard Myers||...||presented on Broadway by|
|Otto Preminger||...||presenter / produced on Broadway by|
|Max Slater||...||production assistant (as Maximilian Slater)|
|Robert H. Justman||...||production assistant (uncredited)|
|Otto Preminger||...||voice (uncredited)|
- United Artists (1953) (United States) (theatrical) (as A United Artists Release)
- United Artists (1953) (United Kingdom) (theatrical)
- United Artists (1953) (Sweden) (theatrical)
- Kommunenes Filmcentral (KF) (1953) (Norway) (theatrical)
- United Artists (1954) (Argentina) (theatrical) (as Artistas Unidos)
- United Artists (1960) (Germany) (theatrical)
- CBS (1973) (United States) (tv) (network premiere)
- Magnetic Video (1980) (United States) (VHS)
- Alive Vertrieb und Marketing (2012) (Germany) (DVD)
- Viacom (1973) (United States) (tv)
Successful architect Don Gresham (William Holden) engages a young actress, Patty O'Neill (Maggie McNamara), in conversation on top of the Empire State Building, and she accepts his invitation to dinner. Dropping in at his apartment on the way, they decide to dine there as Patty announces herself an excellent cook. Don slips out to buy food, and Patty is briefly visited by his ex-fiancée, Cynthia Slater (Dawn Addams), and not too briefly, by Cynthia's father David (David Niven), a middle-aged, practiced charmer who, on her invitation, stays to dinner. A slight accident at the table occasions Patty to change her dress for Don's bathrobe. While Don is away placating the jealous Cynthia, David loses no time in offering Patty a proposal of marriage and a six hundred dollar gift. She accepts the latter and is surprised by Don in a grateful kiss to David. Don is still enraged with Patty when her father arrives, and, outraged to discover his daughter in a bachelor's apartment, knocks him senseless. Written by alfiehitchie
|Taglines||Sensationally Funny -- Recommended for Adults. See more »|
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|Trivia||First 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. See more »|
|Movie Connections||Alternate-language version of Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach (1953). See more »|
|Soundtracks||The Moon Is Blue See more »|
Why are you so preoccupied with sex?
Patty O'Neill: Who, me?
Donald Gresham: Yes, you.
Patty O'Neill: You really think I am?
Donald Gresham: Well, you are always asking if people plan seduction or they're bored with virgins or they have a mistress... Now, if that isn't being preoccupied with sex, I'd like to know what is.
Patty O'Neill: You may be right.
Patty O'Neill: But don't you think it's better for a girl to be preoccupied with sex than occupied?
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