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




6 dozen

and two pumice stones.

Follow that car!

Why were you in such a hurry?

- Excuse me?

At the checkout, you disappeared.

I was not sure that ...

He had to speak.

I shouted "Hey!"

but you were soaring you.

No, I meant

in the shop.

Why are pumice stones?

- To remove ink from my hands.

And you needed elastic?

Yes, for my work.

You monitor me closely.

And razor blades ...

- I shave.

, You did not buy anything.

I wanted

a lovely lipstick

but it cost $ 1.50

and I gave up.

It was beautiful, it was called ...

- "Pastel Pink". A trite name.

For me?

- I rarely put.

As you are nice!

You also watch me.

- Yes, for a long time.

I had to smile

to jewellery.

It's not my style.

You could smile, the body,

instead of you scowl.

I wanted to take the defiantly.

- You have me doubled elevators.

Upon entering the elevator,

I thought you were behind me.

Is not that wonderful?

We do not see much


We see Welfare Island.

You dream? We see nothing.

- Me, I see!

Not even the Chrysler building.

- Me, I see it!

You are crazy!

- My imagination sees.

Down, it was announced: bad

visibility. There is not a cat.

I do not mind.

I'm glad to be.

We are more

300 meters high.

The tallest building in the world.

This is wonderful!

Of course it was madness.

But it was worth it.

About ...

Voil your dollars 1.20.

How so?

Despite challenging your scowling,

I paid two inputs.

I explained to the cashier

we had bickered

and she gave me your money.

So it is you who invite me?

How nice!

Thank you very much.

I'll enjoy it more.

And you do not know my name.

What is your name?

My name is Patty O'Neill.

Don Gresham.


You name it goes very well.

Patty, it rarely happens to me

follow a woman.

I wonder how it works.

For 10 cents, you'll know.

- Thank you, you're nice.

When you arrived,

I pretended.

I've realized.

It's great!

Has seen for miles.

Do you watch?

I am already come.

My office is in the building.

You seem you impatient.

Would you hold my hand?

You are a little crazy

but your hand is soft.

What do you think?

I want to cry.

- Why?

All these people ...

- What people?

In Brooklyn ...

Brooklyn is it.

- And then I want to cry.


- This is so sad.

Live in Brooklyn?

Not kidding.

I was born there.

I do not understand

what you mean.

These poor people

working a sweat ...

It is not known by such weather.

- Do not be so down-to-earth.

There was so much fog,


I like it here.

Can not you cold?

I always have cold hands

when I moved.

And you are excited?

I dreamed of climbing here.

- You could not?

It was too expensive for me.

The price of a pair of socks!

I do not know what made me decide!

- What you're cute.

It will not hold.

- But if it will hold.

Well, let's say it does not.

Descend and go to dinner.

- No.


- I've already costed quite expensive.

Do not say that.

- An entrance and a lipstick!

And 10 cents telescope!

- It's true.


You would not

of a needle and thread?

If, in fact, I have.

I'm going to sew


Hold a second needle.

No scissors?

Give me the button.

You dropped the needle!

Too bad! I see is bigger

a haystack.

Come to my office.

You recoudrez button.

You have a needle?

My secretary

has many needles.

Good try.

What is your occupation?

- Architect.

That explains pumice.


No, a real architect.

I can build

a cathedral or a shelter.

How much is a cathedral,

a little?

Your name on the door!

You are known?

I am

a good way architect.

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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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