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75 Ratings

The Moon Is Blue

Directed by Otto Preminger
United States, 1953
Romance, Comedy


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.

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The Moon Is Blue Directed by Otto Preminger

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1954 | 3 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

BAFTA Awards

1955 | 2 nominations including: Best Film from any Source

Writers Guild of America

1954 | Nominee: Best Written American Comedy (Screen)

Critics reviews

The Moon is Blue was less the brilliant execution of a witty comedy by a skilful director of actors than – through the constant inventiveness of word and gesture, through the precision with which the characters’ absolute freedom is encircled – the clear affirmation of a power that is more moving than any fable.
February 01, 1954

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