The Moon Is Blue (1953)

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Romantic comedy. Successful architect Don Gresham follows an attractive young woman, Patty O'Neill, to the top of the Empire State Building, where he strikes up a conversation and asks her out for dinner. They head instead to his apartment, though she is wary of men wanting to seduce young women and makes him promise to stick to 'affection without passion'. Don's furious ex-girlfriend Cynthia is seen about the building, and it becomes clear that she lives above Don with her divorced father, David Slater. When Don goes out to buy some steak and other supplies for dinner, David calls down and, finding Patty, gets talking to her. Although David is much older than Patty, and a wordly roué to boot, they get on well and he even proposes to her. A tangle of jealousy and misunderstandings follows, involving a $600 gift, Cynthia's threat to drown herself in her bath, Patty's angry policeman father, a beer commercial, a black eye, the term 'professional virgin' and the removal of an abstract painting from Don's living room wall.

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