Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon

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Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon poster.jpg
Original Poster by Saul Bass
Directed by Otto Preminger
Produced by Otto Preminger
Screenplay by Marjorie Kellogg
Based on Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon 
by Marjorie Kellogg
Starring Liza Minnelli
Ken Howard
Robert Moore
James Coco
Kay Thompson
Fred Williamson
Music by Philip Springer
Cinematography Boris Kaufman
Edited by Henry Herman
Dean O. Ball
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • May 11, 1970 (1970-05-11)
Running time
113 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon is a 1970 American comedy-drama film directed and produced by Otto Preminger.[1] The film is based on the novel of the same name by Marjorie Kellogg.


The film stars Liza Minnelli as the title character Junie Moon, a girl whose face is scarred in a vicious battery acid attack by her boyfriend (Ben Piazza). Later in an institution, she meets a man with epilepsy (Ken Howard), and a gay paraplegic who uses a wheelchair (Robert Moore). Disabled, but not down, they live together in an older, rented house and bond, determined to prove themselves and to help each other.[2]

Unlike Liza Minnelli's previous film, 1969's The Sterile Cuckoo, which was a triumph artistically and financially, as well as netting Minnelli an Oscar nomination as Best Actress, Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon was a quick and resounding failure with critics and at the box office. It was virtually forgotten. Minnelli's next film two years later, Cabaret, would not only win her the Academy Award but also establish her as a superstar. Olive Films announced in 2016 that it would release the film on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time on August 16, 2016.[3][4]




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  1. ^ "Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon at
  3. ^ "Liza Minnelli's TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME, JUNIE MOON to Debut on Blu-ray". Broadway World. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ "LIZ SMITH: Tell Me That You Love Me". New York Social Diary. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon". Retrieved 2009-04-11. 

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