The Moon Is Blue. 1953. USA. Directed by Otto Preminger. Screenplay by F. Hugh Herbert, based on his play. With William Holden, David Niven, Maggie McNamara. 99 min.
Two aging playboys make a play to sway young Patty from her vow to remain a virgin until her wedding night. Yet while she remains oblivious to David and Donald’s ulterior motives for wooing her, Patty’s goodness tames the Lotharios instead. The Moon Is Blue was based on a stage play produced by Preminger, and he filmed English and German versions simultaneously using the same sets and different actors. The German version, Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach, was released the same year, starring Hardy Krüger and Joahnna Matz.