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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Marjorie Winfield
... Bill Sherman
... George Winfield
... Alice Winfield
... Wesley Winfield
... Stella
... Chester Finley
... Renee LaRue
Howard Wendell ... John H. Harris
Walter 'PeeWee' Flannery ... Ronald 'PeeWee' Harris (as Walter Flannery)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Little Girl (scenes deleted)
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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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Balada ao Luar  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The shoulder patch on Bill's uniform at the beginning of the movie is of the 41st Infantry Division, which did see limited action in World War I. It was composed of National Guard units from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, North Dakota and Washington state. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in 1918. A version of "Ain't We Got Fun" - a foxtrot first performed in 1920 and published in 1921 - is sang when the Winfields are preparing Thanksgiving dinner. 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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Referenced in Crawlspace (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played after Marjorie arrives home after argument with Bill
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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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