Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon


1h 52m 1970

Brief Synopsis

Junie Moon's face has been disfigured by ill-gotten burns, and depends on her friends and her wit to cope. She, Warren, and Arthur leave the hospital - they yearn for independence - and find a house to live in. Together they stumble into adventures involving the local fish vendor, nosy neighbors, surreptitious vacations, love, and frustration in finding jobs as they face subtle prejudices in their community, and their own particular medical problems.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 1 Jul 1970
Production Company
Sigma Productions
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Location
Hammond Museum, Magnolia, Massachusetts, USA; Sequoia National Park, California, USA; Shelter Island, California, USA; Manchester, Massachusetts, USA; Rockport, Massachusetts, USA; Salem, Massachusetts, USA; Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, USA; Kona Kai Club, California, USA
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon by Marjorie Kellogg (New York, 1968).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

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 mourners.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 1 Jul 1970
Production Company
Sigma Productions
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Location
Hammond Museum, Magnolia, Massachusetts, USA; Sequoia National Park, California, USA; Shelter Island, California, USA; Manchester, Massachusetts, USA; Rockport, Massachusetts, USA; Salem, Massachusetts, USA; Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, USA; Kona Kai Club, California, USA
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon by Marjorie Kellogg (New York, 1968).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

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.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1970

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1970