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Blue Denim

Released 1959
Distributor 20th Century Fox

50’s teens get in Trouble in this scandalous-for-its-day adaptation of James Leo Herlihy’s Broadway play. Good casting and sensitive acting keeps it from playing like a sitcom today, but this cautious trailer indicates the studio felt it needed to neutralize The Abortion Issue with a big star endorsement.

About Allison Anders

Allison Anders, from the release of her first feature, Border Radio (1989; co-written and co-directed with Kurt Voss) through Things Behind the Sun (2001), has established an innovative body of work marked by ensemble acting and strong women characters. Her films as writer-director also include Gas Food Lodging (1992), Mi Vida Loca (1993) and Grace of My Heart (1996).  A professor at University Of California, Anders has also directed episodes of the TV Shows Sex In The CityCold CaseThe L-Word and What About Brian and the recent Lifetime TV movie, Ring of Fire, for which she was nominated for an Emmy. In the last year, Allison has worked frequently, directing episodes of Gang Related, The Divide, Murder in the First, and Orange is the New Black.