paper moon

Paper Moon

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
U.S. | 1973 | Narrative
102 minutes

Kansas, 1930s. 9-year old Addie Loggins's mother has just died, leaving her alone (she never knew her father). Moses Pray is a con man and initially uses Addie's misfortune to make some money off a third party. With that done, he tries to pack her off on a train to her aunt in Missouri, but Addie won't have any of that. They set off for her aunt's place by car, with neither having much time for the other, initially. Tatum O’Neil, who was 10 at the time, won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, which at the time made her the youngest person to win a competitive Oscar. The film is part of the Cinema St. Louis “Golden Anniversaries: Films of 1973” series.