6.7/10
159
4 user 1 critic

The Moon's Our Home (1936)

A comedy about marriage and everything relating to it. New York novelist Henry Fonda meets up with an actress, Margaret Sullavan, and the two date and later marry, though neither knows of ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(adapted from the Cosmopolitan serial "The Moon's Our Home"), (additional dialogue) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Jonathan Street is a struggling composer when he meets and marries Annette. The problem is that Jonathan was drunk and does not want to be married. Annette does go with him to Paris and ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Lily Pons, Henry Fonda, Eric Blore
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A feud, the origins of which can barely be remembered, has been boiling for decades between two sheltered mountain families, the Tollivers and the Falins. With plans to build a railroad ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Fred MacMurray, Henry Fonda
Way Down East (1935)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A family living on a farm in Maine takes in a young woman to stay with them, not knowing that the woman is not quite what she seems and has a secret in her past that she hasn't told them about.

Director: Henry King
Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Henry Fonda, Slim Summerville
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Charming love story set on the Erie Canal in the mid-19th Century. A farmer works on the canal to earn money to buy a farm. He meets a cook on a canal boat, but she can't even consider ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Fleming
Stars: Janet Gaynor, Henry Fonda, Charles Bickford
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

College sweethearts Julie and Ives have planned to marry as soon as school is over. Their plans go amiss when Julie meets a weak writer and runs off to marry him. After her husband dies, ... See full summary »

Directors: Joshua Logan, Arthur Ripley, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Joan Bennett, Henry Fonda, Louise Platt
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mary Donnell, a young legal secretary with a past, elopes with a client's son, but his father has the marriage annulled without knowing she's pregnant.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Anita Louise
Blockade (1938)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A simple peasant is forced to take up arms to defend his farm during the Spanish Civil War. Along the way he falls in love with Russian whose father is involved in espionage.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Henry Fonda, Leo Carrillo
Let Us Live (1939)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two innocent men are wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death. The fiance of one of them convinces a police detective of their innocence, and together they try to find the real ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm
Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Henry Fonda, Ralph Bellamy
Slim (1937)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A veteran lineman takes an awe-struck young farmer under his wing, but problems arise when he introduces him to his occasional girlfriend, a pretty nurse.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Henry Fonda, Stuart Erwin
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Friends since childhood, two men are on opposite sides in a salmon fishing conflict.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: George Raft, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour
Spendthrift (1936)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Henry Fonda, Pat Paterson, Mary Brian
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong.

Director: Leigh Jason
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Sam Levene
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Cherry Chester / Sarah Brown
...
Anthony Amberton / John Smith
...
Horace Van Steedan
...
Mrs. Boyce Medford
...
Lucy Van Steedan
...
Lem
Dorothy Stickney ...
Hilda
Brandon Hurst ...
Babson
...
Ogden Holbrook
...
Mitty Simpson
Spencer Charters ...
Abner Simpson
Margaret Fielding ...
Miss Manning
...
Miss Hambridge
Monte Vandergrift ...
Brakeman
Richard Powell ...
Candy Butcher
Edit

Storyline

A comedy about marriage and everything relating to it. New York novelist Henry Fonda meets up with an actress, Margaret Sullavan, and the two date and later marry, though neither knows of the other's fame. The real adventure begins on the honeymoon, when this screwball comedy really heats up with insults and arguments.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 April 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vivendo na Lua  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

[Cherry apologizes for almost injuring Mrs. Medford]
Cherry Chester: If I ever did, I'd blow my brains out!
Mrs. Boyce Medford: I know. And then I'd have to tidy up afterward.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Classic Screwball Comedy
5 February 2004 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

The Moon's Our Home is a fast moving, machine-gun fire paced romantic comedy from 1936. It is the story of the romance of Cherry Chester, a movie star, and Anthony Amberton, a travel writer. Ms. Chester, travelling under her birth name, Sarah Brown, can't stand the writings of Anthony Amberton. Amberton, using pseudonym John Smith, detests "marshmallow-faced" movie stars, most of all Cherry Chester. For better or for worse, however, Cherry and Anthony don't know the real names when they meet, and subsequently are able to fall in love.

The novelty of this film is that the two stars, Margaret Sullavan and Henry Fonda, were married and divorced by the time the production started. The fights (verbal and phsyical) seem wonderfully real and the love and chemistry seem genuine also. There is a bitter-sweet feeling with this bit of trivia, especially when the couple separates (a few times).

The cast, in addition to the leads, are wonderful. Especially Oscar-winner Walter Brennan, as the justice of the peace. In one of the best and funniest marriages ever to take place on the screen, Brennan recites the ceremony and Amberton and Chester have a fight. It just so happens, however, that each time the j.p. asks "do you take..." they just happen to say in their own conversation "I do." It's irresistable.

Although it rarely turns up, get your hands on this film by all means. Besides being a lot of fun, it is also the screwball comedy that has the most innuendo that seemed to sneak by the censors. Fonda's character "has conquered the highest peaks known to travellers." And a personal favorite, the fact that Cherry won't "mind the bumps" on a truck ride... Modern audiences may not get it, but to the keen ear, this film is a delight as well as to the eyes...

The Moon's Our Home is a classic example of Hollywood movie-making of a bygone era.


19 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Moon's Our Home (1936) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?