Paper Moon

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Set in the midwest of the depression-era, Paper Moon follows Moses Pray and Addie Loggins - one a con artist, the other, the young girl who's the daughter of a woman who's just passed away. The pair meet when 'Mose' stops by the sparsely-attended funeral in Kansas of a woman he once knew (we never see her). In attendance, is the woman's young daughter, Addie, whom Moses agrees to transport to St Joseph, Mo -- for money, of course. Mose - an inveterate hustler, has been working ostensibly as a representative of the Kansas Bible Company - who picks his marks from the obits, and tries to sell - at exorbitant prices - the decedents' spouse the custom bible they'd previously ordered. Wise beyond her years, Addie picks up on Moses' grift, and very quickly, she and Mose become a team. Traveling from town to town, making money in every dishonest way imaginable, and looking for the ultimate score. The colorful characters they meet along the way make the film all the more interesting. One in ...

Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Writer: Joe David Brown (novel), Alvin Sargent (screenplay)
Production: N/A
Genre: comedy, drama
Year: 1973
MetaScore: 77/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 09 May 1973
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 10 nominations.


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Moses Pray - Ryan O'Neal
Addie Loggins - Tatum O'Neal
Trixie Delight - Madeline Kahn
Deputy Hardin - John Hillerman
Imogene - P.J. Johnson
Miss Ollie - Jessie Lee Fulton
The Minister - James N. Harrell
The Minister's Wife - Lila Waters
Mr. Robertson - Noble Willingham
Gas Station Attendant - Bob Young
Station Master - Jack Saunders
Cafe Waitress - Jody Wilbur
The Widow Morgan - Pearl - Liz Ross
The Widow Bates - Marie - Yvonne Harrison
The Lawman - Bates' Home - Ed Reed
Ribbon Saleslady - Dorothy Price
The Widow Stanley - Elvira - Eleanor Bogart
The Widow Huff - Edna - Dorothy Forster
Moze's Girlfriend - Lana Daniel
The Barber - Herschel Morris
Salesgirl - $20 Bill - Dejah Moore
Store Manager - Ralph Coder
Store Customer - Harriet Ketchum
Cotton Candy Man - Desmond Dhooge
Harem Tent Barker - Kenneth Hughes
The Photographer - George Lillie
Floyd - Desk Clerk - Burton Gilliam
Beau - Hardin's Deputy - Floyd Mahaney
Leroy's Father - Gilbert Milton
Leroy - Randy Quaid
Leroy's Brother - Tandy Arnold
Leroy's Brother - Dennis Beden
Leroy's Brother - Vernon Schwanke
2nd Deputy - Hugh Gillin
Silver Mine Gentleman - Art Ellison
Aunt Billie (as Rosemary Rumbley) - Rose-Mary Rumbley
Self on Radio Show (archive sound) - Jack Benny
Extra - Jeff Colyer
Fibber McGee (archive sound) - Jim Jordan
Molly McGee (archive sound) - Marian Jordan
Self on Jack Benny Radio Show (archive sound) - Don Wilson