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By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Family, Musical  |  15 February 1954 (Sweden)
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The trials and tribulations of the Winfield family in small town Indiana as Marjorie Winfield's boyfriend, William Sherman, returns from the Army after W.W.I. Bill & Marjorie's on-again, ... See full summary »

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Little Girl (scenes deleted)
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The trials and tribulations of the Winfield family in small town Indiana as Marjorie Winfield's boyfriend, William Sherman, returns from the Army after W.W.I. Bill & Marjorie's on-again, off-again provide the backdrop for other family issues, primarily brought on by little brother Wesley's overactive imagination and tall tales. Written by Scott Lane <rslane@ix.netcom.com>

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IT'S BRIGHT AND ROMANTIC! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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15 February 1954 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Balada ao Luar  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Mary Wickes, appears as Stella in the film's trailer and talks directly to the audience telling them about the story. See more »

Goofs

When "Gregory" the turkey flies into the dining room from the kitchen during Thanksgiving dinner, the crew member who threw him into the room can be seen as the door swings shut. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Stella: Hello, Mr. Winfield.
Father Winfield: Good afternoon.
Stella: [to the camera] That's Mr. Winfield. Vice President of our first National Bank, Chairman of the Civic Betterment League, and twice winner of the Elks picnic potato sack race.
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Follows On Moonlight Bay (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

If You Were the Only Girl in the World
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Music by Nat Ayer
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Sung by Doris Day and Gordon MacRae
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I want to swoon, to my honey I croon love's tune
4 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

I like this film. It was well done with Doris and Gordon in the lead as small time sweet hearts. I watch this every Christmas! It gets me in the mood for ice-skating! I love the songs. The plot involved a small town family and how the children think their father is having an affair with an actress. The father is the same father in Meet Me In St. Louis. JUST WATCH IT!!!


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