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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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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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A happy screenful of sun-kissed melody and kiss-by-moonlight romance. See more »


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6 June 1952 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

A la luz de la luna  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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This movie proved to be so popular that the studio immediately filmed By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953) which is a direct sequel with all the actors playing the same characters. This was very unusual at the time. See more »

Goofs

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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Another great Doris Day movie!
14 January 2001 | by (Washington, DC USA) – See all my reviews

I just happened across this one Sunday morning on Turner Classic Movies, and I loved it. What a cast: Doris, Gordon, Billy Gray (of "Father Knows Best"), Ellen Corby (Grandma of "The Waltons"), Mary Wicks (from the "Sister Act" movies) and others who made this a total trip down memory lane. I can hardly wait for the second movie, "By the Light of the Silvery Bay" (1953) to come on!


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