Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 6, 1953

The Moon Is Blue (Preminger-Herbert; United Artists) brings the 1951 Broadway comedy hit about sex and virtue to the screen as a pleasant, entertaining movie that is notable chiefly for the way it frankly uses, for the first time on the screen, such words as "pregnant," "seduction," "virgin" and "mistress."

But for all its naughty dialogue. The Moon is a nice little picture. Its amorous skirmishes are verbal rather than real. Author F. Hugh (Kiss and Tell) Herbert calls it "a provocative comedy of purity." It has also been described as a bedroom farce...

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