The Moon Is Blue

Synopsis: 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 sense
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Otto Preminger
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

Your secretary is not?

She leaves to 17 hours.

But it must have a needle.

So try it.

Do not ask me

why he bites his leg.

There are probably a needle.

What have we here?

Stamps, paper clips ...

We burn:

Have you ever seen sew?

I'm afraid ...

When you know,

you know she probably

thread and needle.

Will see in my office.

That's funny!

Looks like a umbrella stand!

I understand was what use

elastic. I can watch?


Civic Centre.

You built it?

It is constructed.

- Find your needle.

Needle? I'll look

in the workbook has the letter "A".

It's funny to watch a building

thinking that created it, right?

I'll tell you a secret.

My first build

was an ugly brick shed.

I went at night

admire for hours.



do not interest many people.

It's more fun

to admire someone.

Who is this?

Her name is Cynthia.

She is cute.

Very cute.

It is not on the desktop?

- She was there.

Are you in love with her?

I do not know. I was.

I'm not any more.

You like she?

- How do I know?

You were engaged?

We were more or less ...

It's over.

There are clearly not


Or do you want dinner?

- Nowhere.

We have dinner together.

Useless to discuss.

You can go to Stork Club?

- Of course.

It's too expensive

for boys that I frequent.


we'll eat spaghetti.

I prefer a good steak.

Like the Stork Club?

I'll rarely.

But people love the show.

I'm an actress.

Known or beginner?

- Rather beginner.

Are you one of those bitten

that theatre in the blood?

No, I think

I'd rather marry.


I'd rather marry.

But the kind of man I'm looking for

is not easy.

Will he find

the Empire State Building?

You are not my kind of man.

- Oh no?

You looked so awkward

arranging your button.

And you are too young.

Have you ever been married?

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F. Hugh Herbert

For the film comedian, see Hugh Herbert.Frederick Hugh Herbert (May 29, 1897 - May 17, 1958) was a playwright, screenwriter, novelist, short story writer, and infrequent film director. more…

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