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Blue Denim (1959)

Arthur Bartley and Janet Willard are fairly typical 1950s teenagers. Their lives are turned upside down however when Janet becomes pregnant. Desperate to tell his parents of the predicament... See full summary »

Director:

Philip Dunne

Writers:

Edith Sommer (screenplay), Philip Dunne (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Carol Lynley ... Janet Willard
Brandon De Wilde ... Arthur Bartley
Macdonald Carey ... Major Malcolm Bartley, Ret.
Marsha Hunt ... Jessie Bartley
Warren Berlinger ... Ernie
Buck Class Buck Class ... Axel Sorenson
Nina Shipman Nina Shipman ... Lillian Bartley
Vaughn Taylor ... Professor Willard
Roberta Shore ... Cherie
Mary Young ... Aunt Bidda
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Storyline

Arthur Bartley and Janet Willard are fairly typical 1950s teenagers. Their lives are turned upside down however when Janet becomes pregnant. Desperate to tell his parents of the predicament they find themselves in, Arthur finds that he cannot do so. He arranges for Janet to have an abortion, but the internal turmoil this causes him finally forces him to tell his father, who races to save the girl from the back room abortionist. Written by garykmcd

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How could it happen to Janet...so shy, so young, and so much like yourself? Where did she go wrong... and why... WHY... WHY? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1959 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Denim See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lee Remick, Diane Varsi and Hope Lange were all considered for the lead role of Janet. See more »

Quotes

Janet Willard: [frustratedly, as she browses a medical book detailing pregnancy] It doesn't say how to STOP it!
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Connections

Referenced in Less Than Zero (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Something's Gotta Give
(uncredited)
Written by Johnny Mercer
Played when Art and Janet are dancing at the hop
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Two Thumbs UP; Where IS it?
6 December 2004 | by icu2rjbSee all my reviews

I saw this black & white film back in the early 70's on television, when they used to show movies in the afternoon, and not hours of info-mercials...!

It's stuck with me all of these years; I'd like to see it again. Where IS it? Carol Lynley is a be-a-u-tiful little thing, and Brandon De Wilde was good also (it was good to see him in something besides SHANE).

I was a young teenager when I viewed the film; it did play like a "Father Knows Best" episode, but I didn't expect it to go so far, even to include an unexpected teenage pregnancy...! We barely understood the consequences of that issue in the public school at the time, quite a surprise to see it on television (then).

It made an impression on me as a youth; I'd like to see it again, but don't know why it's not available... if the movie studios can put "Killer Klowns from Outer Space" on DVD (or even VHS), why can't they put this nice little play on plastic? What's the hold-up?


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