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By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Musical | 15 February 1954 (Sweden)
Marjorie Winfield's engagement to Bill Sherman, who has just arrived home from fighting in World War I, serves as the backdrop for the trials and tribulations of her family.

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Storyline

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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They're Wooin' and Dooin' The Things Boys and Girls Like to Do... 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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Gordon MacRae (born in 1921) was 31 when he played 20 year old Bill. See more »

Goofs

In the homecoming scene at the beginning of the movie that features Bill in his Doughboy uniform, his 'US' and 'Branch of Service' discs on his tunic are on the wrong collars. The 'US' should be on his right side and the crossed rifles 'Branch of Service' should be on his left. 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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Featured in So You Want a Television Set (1953) See more »

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My Home Town Is a One Horse Town
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Music by Abner Silver
Lyrics by Alex Gerber
Sung by Gordon MacRae
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I've just seen it again
9 June 2003 | by (Geelong, Australia) – See all my reviews

For about the millionth time and it's right up there with The Sound of Music. I love Doris and I love Gordon. There is such a chemistry between them that shines through on the screen it is remarkable. I really can't decide which is the better of the two, By the light of the silvery moon or On moonlight bay. Sheer brilliance.


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