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On Moonlight Bay (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Musical | 1951 (UK)
During World War I, a teenage girl begins a romance with a college student, but his unconventional attitudes cause friction with her father.

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Complete credited cast:
... Marjorie Winfield
... William Sherman
... Hubert Wakely
... George Winfield
... Alice Winfield (as Rosemary De Camp)
... Stella
... Miss Mary Stevens
... Wesley Winfield
Henry East ... Doughboy by Train
Jeffrey Stevens ... Jim Sherman
Eddie Marr ... Contest Barker
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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 la luz de la luna  »

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 5, 1952 with Gordon MacRae reprising his film role. See more »

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As "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" is played on the saloon piano, an old woman's beer glass that is empty mysteriously instantly fills in the background between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Mr. Winfield: [to Jim] Hello, what's your name? I guess we're going to be neighbors.
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Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile!
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Music by Felix Powell
Lyrics by George Asaf
Performed by Gordon MacRae and the Soldiers
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a tuneful lighthearted American romp
23 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

Its not often I give a film 10 of out of 10 but Doris Day movies consistently rate that high for me. If you are in a depressed or foul mood, her smiles, her singing, and the cast members around her always can lift you to another place. This is much like a Technicolor Judy Garland film in a lot of ways, with homespun family values and courting. At first, I had a problem with the leads, who seemed too old, playing teenagers. The actors grow on you, especially Doris. The actor playing her annoying kid brother is terrific. The parents are well portrayed and protective. The housekeeper is a wiley classic. Even the family dog gets in the act in several scenes. I recommend the film heartily especially if you want to smile and sing along. Doris Day is and has always been a national treasure. I am very glad I got a chance to spend the afternoon with her in this film.


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