Paper Moon PG

These aren't everyday people and this is no ordinary movie.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: September 26, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1973
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • English, French
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenplay by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1973 - Best Supporting Actress: Tatum O'Neal

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 37


User Ratings: 11,363
...The O'Neals' beguiling father-daughter act...plays out against stunning dust-bowl tableaux... -- Rating: B+
Entertainment Weekly
Jun 30, 1995
Shot in black and white by the versatile cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs, this has a mix of folksiness and precise craft that anticipates the Coen brothers, aiming to charm and succeeding. Full Review
The Age (Australia)
Sep 14, 2018
Rating: 5/5 -- Sweet, playful, reverberant - this is a perfect movie. Full Review
The Skinny
Jun 3, 2015
A charming mixture of Hawksian comedy and Fordian lyricism. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
Rating: 4/5 -- Tatum O'Neal's smoke- and booze-filled caper. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 18, 2010
Rating: 3.5/4 -- A cute little family drama about a young con artist and her father as they build a grifting empire. Full Review
Cinema Sight
Aug 15, 2011
It is very fussy about period detail, and goes to some length to evoke the dim days of Depression America, while just about everything else is left to slide. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Aug 17, 2010

Product Description:

The romantic films of the 1930s and '40s influenced director Peter Bogdanovich (THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, MASK) in PAPER MOON, a masterpiece influenced by the filmmaking of those periods --a classic comedy drama that resembles the films of John Ford or Sam Wood.

Moses Pray (Ryan O'Neal) is a happy-go-lucky con man traveling throughout the Midwest during the Great Depression, conning widows into buying Bibles. Stopping in a small town for a friend's funeral, he is persuaded to deliver the deceased's precocious 10-year-old daughter, Addie Loggins (Tatum O'Neal, Ryan's real-life daughter), to her aunt's home. The resemblance between Moses and Addie--who never knew her father--is uncanny, and the two are soon acting like father and daughter as they travel the back roads of heartland America. Despite his initial misgivings, Moses is delighted to find that Addie is a boon to business, catching on
quickly and adding her own twists to his favorite cons. Madeline Kahn stars as
Trixie Delight, a ladyfriend Moses meets along the way--a situation that brings out
Addie's possessive side. Bogdanovich convincingly recreates the feel and look of the 1930s with his nostalgic look at life on the open road. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay; both Kahn and the 11-year-old O'Neal were nominated for Best Supporting Actress, which O'Neal won.

Plot Synopsis:

A con man and his precocious daughter (Ryan and Tatum O'Neal) grift their way across the heartland of depression-era America in this nostalgic look at the 1930s Midwest. The two try desperately to scrounge up enough money to live on, and are willing to employ any means necessary, and their father/daughter relationship becomes a business partnership as the pair find they truly need each other for survival. Madeline Kahn also stars in this film from Peter Bogdanovich.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: May 9, 1973
  • Filmed in Florida, Kansas, Missouri, and California.
  • Actress Tatum O'Neal's film debut also won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She turned 11 while shooting the film.
  • Director Peter Bogdanovich shot the film in black-and-white because he felt the actors looked too healthy in color.
  • The film's music includes old recordings from the collection of Warner Bros. editor Rudi Fehr.

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Very Entertaining Movie Lover: from SALEM, OR US -- August, 17, 2019

Watched it when it was first released, since then have forgotten about it until my wife asked if i could find it. Bought it from you, watcheb it with her and it was still just as entertaining and humorous as the first timr!

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