Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Title: Paper Moon

Release: 1973

Rating: 8.1

Language: English

Country: USA

Runtime: 102

Genre: Action,Comedy,Crime,Drama

Paper Moon

Release 1973
Rating 8.1
Language English
Country USA
Runtime 102
Genre Action,Comedy,Crime,Drama



Adapted from the novel, "Addie Pray" (1971) by Joe David Brown, PAPER MOON is the story of Moses Pray and Addie Loggins. With scenery reminiscent of "The Grapes of Wrath," the film is set in the depression-era Midwestern region of the United States. As the movie opens, we see a small group of mourners clustered at a graveside. Among the mourners is Addie, the dead woman's small daughter. Moses Pray -- ostensibly of the "Kansas Bible Company" -- approaches the group, as the service concludes, and two of the elderly women remark that the child bears some resemblance to him and asks if he might be related. "If ever a child needed kin, it's now," one lady says. With no knowledge of who her father is, Addie's only haven is her Aunt's home in St. Joseph, Missouri. Having identified himself as a "traveling man spreading the Lord's gospel in these troubled times," "Mose" is prevailed upon to deliver the helpless child to her Aunt since he's going that way, anyway. Addie, wise beyond her years...

Director :

Peter Bogdanovich

Writer :

Joe David Brown (novel), Alvin Sargent (screenplay)

Actors :

... Moses Pray

... Addie Loggins

... Trixie Delight

... Deputy Hardin / Jess Hardin

... Miss Ollie

... Mr. Robertson

... Leroy