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The Moon's Our Home (1936)

 -  Comedy  -  10 April 1936 (USA)
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Cherry Chester / Sarah Brown
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Anthony Amberton / John Smith
Charles Butterworth ...
Horace Van Steedan
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Mrs. Boyce Medford
Henrietta Crosman ...
Lucy Van Steedan
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Lem
Dorothy Stickney ...
Hilda
Brandon Hurst ...
Babson
Lucien Littlefield ...
Ogden Holbrook
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Mitty Simpson
Spencer Charters ...
Abner Simpson
Margaret Fielding ...
Miss Manning
Grace Hayle ...
Miss Hambridge
Monte Vandergrift ...
Brakeman
Richard Powell ...
Candy Butcher
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A song "The Moon's Our Home" was written by Friedrich Hollaender and Leo Robin but apparently not used in the picture. See more »

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[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.
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Enjoyable screwball comedy
8 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

If you like, as I do, the romantic comedies from the thirties and early forties then this movie might be a good choice. It's definitely lightweight, but Margaret Sullavan is utterly charming as a movie star with a sophisticated and elegant public persona, but a decidely klutzy and ditzy offscreen personality. Henry Fonda is the bestselling author, who has to run away from adoring fans in Beatlesque fashion (about twenty five years before they had to).

When they meet, they have no idea the other is really famous, and the silliness ensues. Henry Fonda is always worth watching, and the supporting cast includes some favorites like the Wicked Witch of the West herself, Margaret Hamilton, Beulah Bondi and of even in a brief part it's fun to watch Walter Brennan.

You can easily picture Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant in these parts (all the way down to Sullavan's insistence on wearing pants). The resolution is a little weak, and at places the plotting tends to sag, but all in all, a fun time.


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