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Format: DVD
Sku: 40224019
UPC: 097360846546
UPC 14: 00097360846546
Rating: Game Rating Code
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As P.T. Barnum put it, "There's a sucker born every minute."
Moses pray is driving through depression-era kansas with a carload of deluxe bibles, a gold tooth behind a convincing smile, and a list of newly widowed prospects for his line. Addie is a cigarette-smoking, nine-year-old orphan who hooks up with moses and manages to show the master con man a trick or two
Editor's Note
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.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Audio, English, French, Mono Audio, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Paramount
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/1/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 102 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1973
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 084654
Video UPC UPC: 00097360846546
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Jessie Lee Fulton
Video Cast Info John Hillerman
Video Cast Info Madeline Kahn
Video Cast Info P.J. Johnson
Video Cast Info Ryan O'Neal
Video Cast Info Tatum O'Neal
Video Cast Info Joe David Brown - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Laszlo Kovacs - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Peter Bogdanovich - Director
Video Cast Info Verna Fields - Editor
Video Cast Info Peter Bogdanovich - Producer
Video Cast Info Alvin Sargent - Screenplay
Plot Summary
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.


Oscar (1974)
Video Award Name Tatum O'Neal, Winner, Best Actress in a Supporting Role
   Video Award Name Madeline Kahn, Nominee, Best Actress in a Supporting Role
   Video Award Name Alvin Sargent, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"...The O'Neals' beguiling father-daughter act...plays out against stunning dust-bowl tableaux..." -- Rating: B 06/30/1995 p.109

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   O'neal,Ryan
Product attributeLabel:   Paramount Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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