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On Moonlight Bay (1951)

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The Winfield family moves into a new house in a small town in Indiana. Tomboy Marjorie Winfield begins a romance with William Sherman who lives across the street. Marjorie has to learn how ... See full summary »

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Rosemary DeCamp ...
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The Winfield family moves into a new house in a small town in Indiana. Tomboy Marjorie Winfield begins a romance with William Sherman who lives across the street. Marjorie has to learn how to dance and act like a proper young lady. Unfortunately William Sherman has unconventional ideas for the time (setting is during W.W.I, but the war does not play a major part for most of the movie.) His ideas include not believing in marriage or money, which causes friction with Marjorie's father, who is the local bank vice president. Written by Scott Lane <rslane@ix.netcom.com>

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With those moonlight bay-bees and bay-eautiful songs! See more »


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6 June 1952 (Finland)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 5, 1952 with Gordon MacRae reprising his film role. See more »

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The doorbell rings just as Stella finishes putting rubbing alcohol on Marjorie's leg. Marjorie moves her skirt down to cover her leg, then does so again in the next shot. See more »

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[first lines]
Mr. Winfield: [to Jim] Hello, what's your name? I guess were going to be neighbors.
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Referenced in The Majestic (2001) See more »

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Oh, You Beautiful Doll
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Music by Nat Ayer
Played during the carnival game
Also played in the bar during the silent picture
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If you're in a Norman Rockwell mood...
17 June 2002 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Here's a nice little piece of cheerful entertainment from Warner Bros. with their number one sweetheart, DORIS DAY, doing her best to be a believable tomboy who turns to dresses when she spots the boy next door, GORDON MacRAE. With some perky period songs (it's from a Booth Tarkington story of small-town life in rural America), an ingratiating cast (Rosemary DeCamp and Leon Ames are perfect as the put upon parents), and Billy Gray as a bratty little brother, it's a nice bit of Americana spruced up by picture postcard technicolor.

Doris Day and Gordon MacRae are clearly too old for the roles they play but here it doesn't seem to matter--their courtship scenes are charming and both display their unique vocal abilities in a number of songs. Especially good is Jack C. Smith as Hubert, Doris' persistent suitor who won't take no for an answer. And Ellen Corby is a delight as a schoolteacher intent on straightening out the misbehaving Billy Gray, who all but walks off with the film as the kid brother from hell.

Very pleasant family film, very much in the tradition of others like MARGIE, LIFE WITH FATHER and MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, with its own brand of charm. Good light entertainment, the kind of musical not made these days, unpretentious and sometimes wickedly funny. Mary Wickes, as a maid who is constantly dropping the silverware, gives zest to her role as a cook who can make her one-liners sound inspired.


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