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Over the Moon (1939)

Approved | | Comedy | 29 March 1940 (USA)
Young Jane Benson (Merle Oberon) just about manages to make ends meet running the large family house in Yorkshire. In love with local doctor Freddie Jarvis (Sir Rex Harrison), she suggests ... See full summary »

Directors:

Thornton Freeland, William K. Howard (uncredited)

Writers:

Robert E. Sherwood (story) (as Robert Sherwood), Lajos Biró (story) (as Lajos Biro) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Merle Oberon ... Jane Benson
Rex Harrison ... Dr. Freddie Jarvis
Ursula Jeans ... Millie
Robert Douglas ... The Unknown Man
Louis Borel Louis Borel ... Pietro
Zena Dare ... Julie
Peter Haddon Peter Haddon ... Lord Petcliffe
David Tree ... Journalist
Mackenzie Ward ... Guy
Elisabeth Welch Elisabeth Welch ... Cabaret Singer (as Elizabeth Welch)
Carl Jaffe Carl Jaffe ... Michel
Herbert Lomas Herbert Lomas ... Ladbrooke
Wilfred Shine Wilfred Shine ... Frude
Gerald Nodin Gerald Nodin ... Cartwright
Bruce Winston Bruce Winston ... Director of Clinic
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Storyline

Young Jane Benson (Merle Oberon) just about manages to make ends meet running the large family house in Yorkshire. In love with local doctor Freddie Jarvis (Sir Rex Harrison), she suggests they marry, but almost at once finds she has inherited eighteen million pounds. He makes it clear he wants nothing to do with the money and what it can buy, and Jane sets off alone on a spree pursued by two ardent suitors. Freddie finds he has gained notoriety for turning down such a catch and his plans for ernest research are soon compromised. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Hold túloldalán See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Alexander Korda hatched this movie as a showcase for his then lady love, Merle Oberon. See more »

Goofs

Although a newspaper headline states that Jane became a millionairess at the age of 18, she later says that she had to wait until she was 21 to inherit her grandfather's fortune. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Round the Film Studios: No. 2 Denham Part 2 (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Red Hot Annabelle
Music by Mischa Spoliansky (as Michael Spoliansky)
Lyrics by Desmond Carter
Sung by Elisabeth Welch
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Rare British Thirties' Colour Romance.
13 January 2019 | by wilvramSee all my reviews

Having seen this on the big screen at the BFI yesterday, showing as part of a season of Korda films, and with restored sound and picture quality, I think it deserves a higher rating. The story is slight indeed and ends somewhat abruptly, but I found it all highly enjoyable and it flew by. It is good to see a British production of this period in colour, and there is some beautiful photography, in particular the shots of Venice and it was hard to tell if the ski shots were genuine or rigged up in the studio, in which case someone did an excellent job. Pure escapism, set in a glamorous world and reflecting nothing of real life, but that can be an added attraction in difficult times. Rex Harrison hasn't a great deal to do, but shows his qualities in light comedy. Above all there is Merle Oberon. Graceful and charming, she effortlessly dominates the screen, and whatever attributes and qualities go to make a star, she clearly had them in abundance. Hopefully a decent copy of this can be made available for all her admirers.


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