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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 »

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(adapted from the Cosmopolitan serial "The Moon's Our Home"), (additional dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cherry Chester / Sarah Brown
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Anthony Amberton / John Smith
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Horace Van Steedan
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Mrs. Boyce Medford
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Lucy Van Steedan
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Lem
Dorothy Stickney ...
Hilda
Brandon Hurst ...
Babson
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Ogden Holbrook
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Mitty Simpson
Spencer Charters ...
Abner Simpson
Margaret Fielding ...
Miss Manning
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Miss Hambridge
Monte Vandergrift ...
Brakeman
Richard Powell ...
Candy Butcher
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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.

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10 April 1936 (USA)  »

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Vivendo na Lua  »

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(Western Electric Sound System Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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

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The moon is a very good home for this film
28 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Cherry (Margaret Sullavan) is a spoilt brat of an actress who is summoned to New York by her grandmother Lucy (Henrietta Crosman) so that Horace (Charles Butterworth) can propose to her once more. However, Cherry is still not interested in Horace. Cherry meets famous author Anthony (Henry Fonda) by chance and neither recognize each other. They fall in love and arrange to stay at a secluded inn together under assumed names. Love is in the air and they get married but they still both don't know of the other's true identity. Can love prevail when the truth is uncovered.....?......I bet you can guess the answer...

This is a film of misunderstandings but there isn't quite enough of a storyline. Henry Fonda has a plump face which is weird, Margaret Sullavan's histrionics are irritatingly childlike at times and Charles Butterworth delivers his lines like a bad actor.

There are a couple of funny moments but not many. The film just managed to keep my interest - it just wasn't very interesting.


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