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Reaching for the Moon (1930)

Unrated | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 21 February 1931 (USA)
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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Vivien Benton
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Roger - the Valet
Claud Allister ...
Sir Horace Partington Chelmsford
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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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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)  »

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Lucky Break  »

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast on New York City's pioneer television station W2XBS Saturday 20 January 1940. It is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. See more »

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Roger: There's a vast difference, sir, between the art of making money and the art of making... a lady.
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Referenced in Wind at My Back: A Ghost of a Chance (1997) See more »

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When the Folks High Up Do the Mean Low-Down
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Written by Irving Berlin
Sung by Bing Crosby, Bebe Daniels, June MacCloy and chorus
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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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