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Shine on Harvest Moon (1944)

Approved | | Biography, Musical | 8 April 1944 (USA)
Biographical movie about the early 20th century Broadway stars Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.

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Biographical movie about the early 20th century Broadway stars Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.

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The final Harvest Moon number was shot in Technicolor while the rest of the film was black/white. This was because of shortages of material needed for color stock due to the war. Studios used their limited color stock for their top films. See more »

Goofs

During the Harvest Moon number near the end, the stage has the horse and carriage going left to right and then larger going right to left, creating the illusion of the horse and carriage moving down a winding road closer toward the audience. However, the horse and carriage then moving left to right again closer to the audience started before the previous right to left move had cleared the stage and for an instant both can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Nora Bayes: [sings] Shine on, shine on, Harvest Moon, up in the sky / I ain't had no loving since January, February, March, April, May, June or July / Snow time, ain't no time to stay outdoors and spoon / So, shine on, shine on, Harvest Moon, for me and my pal.
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Featured in Let's Sing a Song About the Moonlight (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

What's the Matter with Father
(1910) (uncredited)
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Lyrics by Harry Williams
Sung by quartet at a music publisher
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A weak musical propped up by a strong cast
28 May 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A weak musical propped up by a strong cast with only the title number a stand out from a mediocre crop of songs.

I don't know much about the musical and matrimonial partnership of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth, but I doubt this movie give is an accurate representation. A previous reviewer noted that Norworth was the 2nd of Baynes five husbands, their union ending in divorce, somewhat souring with fact the sugary, idealistic portrayal of their partnership in this biopic.

Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan made a number of satisfying films together - this is not one of them.

Also, there's a pretty awful song about how dumb one of the characters is. Meant in fun, maybe, but less than rewarding in execution.


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