The Moon is Blue (1953): The Cleanest Condemned Movie in Cinema

Ahhhh…A tamer time….

Cinema Crossroads

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Hawkeye: I’m outraged! It’s a disgrace. I’ve never seen a cleaner movie in my life.
B.J.: There was more filth and dirt in this morning’s breakfast.
Father Mulcahy: Well, one of the actors did say “virgin.”
Hawkeye: That’s because everyone was.

M*A*S*H, Season 11, Episode 8: “The Moon is Not Blue”

William Holden has become my favorite actor since I binge-watched seven of his movies for the Marathon Stars Blogathon this past March. I can’t get enough of the guy, so I was thrilled to have an opportunity to participate in this Golden Boy Blogathon dedicated to the actor. This time, I decided to tackle one of his lesser-known films, and a rather notorious one at that.

b70-4867I was introduced to The Moon is Blue in March during TCM’s Condemned series, which showcased movies found objectionable by the Catholic Legion of Decency

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