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Reaching for the Moon (1930)

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Wall Street wizard, Larry Day, new to the ways of love, is coached by his valet. He follows Vivian Benton on an ocean liner, where cocktails, laced with a "love potion," work their magic. ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Larry Day
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Vivien Benton
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Roger - the Valet
Claud Allister ...
Sir Horace Partington Chelmsford
Jack Mulhall ...
Jimmy Carrington
Walter Walker ...
James Benton
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Kitty - Aero Girl With Long Earrings
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Larry's Secretary
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Bing
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Wall Street wizard, Larry Day, new to the ways of love, is coached by his valet. He follows Vivian Benton on an ocean liner, where cocktails, laced with a "love potion," work their magic. He then loses his fortune in the market crash and feels he has also lost his girl... Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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What excitement! What novelty! What modern day splendor. Fairbanks in a three-mile-a-minute comedy-drama.

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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21 February 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lucky Break  »

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Prior to Douglas Fairbanks taking the male lead, Lawrence Gray and Jack Whiting had been candidates to play the financial baron Larry Day. See more »

Quotes

Roger: There's a vast difference, sir, between the art of making money and the art of making... a lady.
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Reaching for the Moon
(uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
(heard instrumentally over the opening credits, as background music for a love scene, then briefly at the end)
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really quite entertaining
22 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

I usually find frothy comedies this old to be a bore, but was somehow captivated by this one, probably initially because of the really startling beauty of Bebe Daniels (no I never had heard of her either). After she hooked me into the film, the wonderful chemistry between her, Horton and Fairbanks kept me on board. Really an entertaining hour and a half, and the period flavor is enthralling. Worth a see.


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