Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon

Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon

Liza Minnelli
Director: Otto Preminger Cast: Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
, Ken Howard
Ken Howard
, Robert Moore
Robert Moore
Otto Preminger


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Upon completing Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon, a tearful Liza Minnelli declared publicly that she would never, ever work with tyrannical director Otto Preminger again. Worse luck for her: Junie Moon contains what may well be Minnelli's best non-musical performance. Based on the novel by Marjorie Kellogg, the film surprisingly manages to evoke humor and pathos from some of the least promising material in movie history. Minnelli plays an emotionally imbalanced young girl whose face is horribly disfigured by her psycho boy friend Ben Piazza. Ken Howard is cast as an epileptic who has wrongly been diagnosed as mentally retarded. And Robert Moore (future director of such films as The Cheap Detective and Murder by Death) portrays a homosexual, confined to a wheelchair after a hunting accident. After meeting one another in a hospital, these three social outcasts decide to move in together, forming a united front against a cold, judgmental world. The devastating events that follow might have lapsed into the grotesque and exploitational, but director Preminger is extremely careful to depict his protagonists as three-dimensional human beings rather than "freaks." Unfortunately, some filmgoers, assuming that any film with a title like Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon just had to be a campy laff riot, were turned off by the repellant aspects of the early scenes and refused to give the rest of this fascinating film a chance.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/16/2016
UPC: 0887090126014
Original Release: 1970
Rating: G
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: A
Time: 1:53:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Liza Minnelli Junie Moon
Ken Howard Arthur
Robert Moore Warren
James Coco Mario
Kay Thompson Gregory
Ben Piazza Jesse
Fred Williamson Beach Boy
Leonard Frey Guiles
Emily Yancy Solana
Clarice Taylor Minnie
Rev. James Beard Sidney
Julie Bovasso Ramona
Anne Revere Miss Farber
Nancy Marchand Nurse Oxford
Lynn Milgrim Nurse Holt
Ric O'Feldman Joebee
Barbara Logan Mother Moon
Pacific Gas and Electric Themselves
Angelique Pettyjohn Melissa
Pete Seeger Actor
Guy Sorel Dr. Gaines
Wayne Tippett Dr. Miller
Elaine Shore Mrs. Wyner

Technical Credits
Otto Preminger Director,Producer
Henry Berman Editor
Phyllis Garr Costumes/Costume Designer
Halston Costumes/Costume Designer
Morrie Hoffman Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Boris Kaufman Cinematographer
Marjorie Kellogg Screenwriter
Franklin E. Milton Sound/Sound Designer
Charles Schram Makeup
Thomas Z. Shepard Musical Direction/Supervision
Philip Springer Score Composer
Ron Talsky Costumes/Costume Designer
Lyle Wheeler Production Designer
Ben Winkler Sound/Sound Designer

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