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By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)

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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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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)  »

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Balada ao Luar  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Selections from the film score were featured on a 'Doris Day (I)' 10-inch LP for Columbia which crested in third place on the "Billboard" popular albums chart. See more »

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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 »

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What's the Matter with Father
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Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Played after Marjorie runs up the stairs
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Wonderful followup film
14 July 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is the second of two movies about the same characters. Doris Day and Gordon MacRae play young newlyweds who are separated by WWI in this turn of the century inspired by the stories of Booth Tarkington. The story is told from her point of view and her home life with her mother, father and bratty brother are central to the film. Of the family members, the most memorable is Billy Gray ("Bud" from FATHER KNOWS BEST), as he is a terrible little brat that is a lot like Dennis the Menace and the Problem Child all rolled up into one.

While this film is so similar to the first that you might just mix them up in your mind after you see them, the movies are so pleasant and fun that you really don't mind. A wonderful romantic slice of life movie with a wonderful blend of comedy and heart.


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