Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)

113 mins | Drama | 1970

Director:

Otto Preminger

Producer:

Otto Preminger

Cinematographer:

Boris Kaufman

Production Designer:

Lyle Wheeler

Production Company:

Sigma Productions
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed at the Hammond Museum in Magnolia, Massachusetts; the Kona Kai Club, Shelter Island, California; Sequoia National Park, California; and the towns of Salem, Beverly Farms, Manchester, and Rockport, ... More Less

Location scenes filmed at the Hammond Museum in Magnolia, Massachusetts; the Kona Kai Club, Shelter Island, California; Sequoia National Park, California; and the towns of Salem, Beverly Farms, Manchester, and Rockport, Massachusetts. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
An Otto Preminger Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Titl seq photog
ART DIRECTOR
Prod des
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost coordinator
Ward des
Ward des
Miss Thompson's cost
MUSIC
Mus coordinator
MAKEUP
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Exec asst to the prod
Scr supv
Scr supv
Prod asst
Prod asst
Ch elec
Key grip
Dial coach
Prop master
Stills
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon by Marjorie Kellogg (New York, 1968).
MUSIC
Selections from Johann Sebastian Bach.
SONGS
"Old Devil Time," words and music by Pete Seeger
"The Rake" and "Work Your Show," words and music by Philip Springer and Estelle Levitt
"Elvira," words and music by Pacific Gas and Electric.
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 1 July 1970
Copyright Claimant:
Sigma Productions
Copyright Date:
31 December 1969
Copyright Number:
LP38096
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
113
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Junie Moon, whose face was badly scarred when her deranged boyfriend poured battery acid on her, leaves the hospital with two new friends, Arthur and Warren, who also have major physical and emotional problems. Arthur is an epileptic whose disability forced him to spend his childhood in a foster home, and Warren, raised by one of his mother's bohemian friends, is a paraplegic homosexual, crippled by a gunshot wound. The three of them rent a house from the eccentric Miss Gregory, and Junie manages to find Arthur a job with Mario, who runs a nearby fish market. Miss Gregory soon invites her three tenants to dinner at her mansion, but she spoils the evening when she tries to make Warren get out of his wheelchair and walk by offering him a $100,000 antique cross as a reward. Soon afterwards, an anonymous phone caller tells Mario that Arthur is a sodomist, and he is forced to fire his new employee. Even so, Mario, who is falling in love with Junie, lends the trio money to take a vacation at a seaside resort. While they are there, Warren is carried around by the resort's handsome black social director, and on one occasion he spends the entire night on the beach making love with Solana, the social director's girl friend. Arthur tells Junie he loves her, but she mistrusts men and is reluctant to have sex with him. They finally make love, but the next day Arthur's health begins to fail, and he dies in Junie's arms. At his funeral, Junie, Warren, and Mario are the only ... +


Junie Moon, whose face was badly scarred when her deranged boyfriend poured battery acid on her, leaves the hospital with two new friends, Arthur and Warren, who also have major physical and emotional problems. Arthur is an epileptic whose disability forced him to spend his childhood in a foster home, and Warren, raised by one of his mother's bohemian friends, is a paraplegic homosexual, crippled by a gunshot wound. The three of them rent a house from the eccentric Miss Gregory, and Junie manages to find Arthur a job with Mario, who runs a nearby fish market. Miss Gregory soon invites her three tenants to dinner at her mansion, but she spoils the evening when she tries to make Warren get out of his wheelchair and walk by offering him a $100,000 antique cross as a reward. Soon afterwards, an anonymous phone caller tells Mario that Arthur is a sodomist, and he is forced to fire his new employee. Even so, Mario, who is falling in love with Junie, lends the trio money to take a vacation at a seaside resort. While they are there, Warren is carried around by the resort's handsome black social director, and on one occasion he spends the entire night on the beach making love with Solana, the social director's girl friend. Arthur tells Junie he loves her, but she mistrusts men and is reluctant to have sex with him. They finally make love, but the next day Arthur's health begins to fail, and he dies in Junie's arms. At his funeral, Junie, Warren, and Mario are the only mourners. +

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