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Sitting on the Moon (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 11 September 1936 (USA)
A pair of hit songwriters fall in love with an ex-film star and her friend, but a blackmailer arrives to disrupt the romances. Based on William Field's short story "Temperamental Lady."



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Complete credited cast:
Grace Bradley ...
Polly Blair
William Newell ...
Henry Wadsworth ...
Charlie Lane
Young Husband
Young Wife
The Theodores ...
Speciality Act
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Feature Dancer
Harvey Clark ...
Hotel Manager
George Cooper ...
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Songwriter Danny (Pryor) believes that the only way to jump-start fading movie star Polly's (Bradley) career is to end his partnership with lyricist Mike (Newell). Polly's friend Mattie (Kelton) manages to comfort Mike in teh interim. Then, Mike concocts a plan to separate Danny from Polly: he sends blonde seductress Blossom (Compton) to pretend to be Mike's girlfriend. But all ill feeligns and misunderstandings are resolved by the climactic musical finale. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

11 September 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lua de Amor  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The aircraft Danny flies to New York in appears to be a Vultee V-1A. See more »


Who Am I?
Written by Sidney D. Mitchell and Sam H. Stept
Sung by Grace Bradley, with Roger Pryor on piano
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24 July 2006 | by (www.martsander.com) – See all my reviews

Fates are thrown upside down in seconds in this film. One minute your the top of the bill, the next you're nobody. And I mean, NOBODY: starving, neglected... seems these people never heard of investing your money wisely. Harshness of Hollywood? Probably, or at least a 30s attempt to dramatize the life in the glamour city. The result isn't the best possible, but this flick is very likable nevertheless. The music is much, much better than the film - potential A-level material. And it gets a good treatment, especially during the last song, as Grace Bradley starts out a Capella when the orchestra leader rushes out. I like Grace Bradley very much. She's very pretty without trying to appear precious or overly sweet. There's a modern quality in her, and her voice - both when she speaks and when she sings - is top quality. I wonder why she never became a real queen of the screen. Really enjoyable 54 minutes. Included in Classic Musicals 50 Movie Pack.

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