By the Light of the Silvery Moon

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Director: David Butler Cast: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames

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By the Light of the Silvery Moon was a sequel to Warner Bros' On Moonlight Bay (1951); both films were loosely based on the "Penrod" stories by Booth Tarkington. Penrod himself (played by Billy Gray) takes a back seat to the main plot, concerning the hot-and-cold romance between Doris Day and Gordon MacRae. Gordon will not marry Doris until he is financially able to do so, which results in several breakups and reunions before the final clinch at the local ice rink. A silly subplot involves Penrod's suspicions that an attractive French schoolteacher (Maria Palmer) is not only romancing his father (Leon Ames), but is also an enemy spy! Set shortly after the end of World War I, Silvery Moon takes full advantage of that era's popular songs. The film isn't quite as good as On Moonlight Bay, but fans of Day and MacRae went home happy. Also: watch closely, and you'll spot Merv Griffin in a minor role.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/11/2017
UPC: 0888574513429
Original Release: 1953
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 16,657

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Doris Day Marjorie Winfield
Gordon MacRae William Sherman
Leon Ames George Winfield
Rosemary de Camp Mrs. Winfield
Mary Wickes Stella
Russell Arms Chester Finley
Maria Palmer Miss LaRue
Howard Wendell Mr. Harris
Walter Flannery Pee Wee
Geraldine Wall Mrs. Harris
John Maxwell Ike Hickey
Billy Gray Wesley Winfield
Carol Forman Dangerous Dora

Technical Credits
David Butler Director
Wilfrid M. Cline Cinematographer
Irving Elinson Screenwriter
Ray Heindorf Musical Direction/Supervision
William Jacobs Producer
Irene Morra Editor
Robert O'Brien Screenwriter
Donald Saddler Choreography
Max Steiner Score Composer

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By the Light of the Silvery Moon 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here is Doris Day in one of her best musicals...Kind of a poor-man's version of MEET ME IN ST LOUIS, there are songs from the period scattered througout and a cast of wonderful actors bringing the era of the early 20th century to life..this is a fun bit of fluff for a rainy afternoon. For many it is actually more fun than the movie that preceded it, ON MOONLIGHT BAY