On Moonlight Bay

On Moonlight Bay

Doris Day
Director: Roy Del Ruth Cast: Doris Day
Doris Day
, Gordon MacRae
Gordon MacRae
, "Smiling" Jack Smith
"Smiling" Jack Smith
Roy Del Ruth

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Booth Tarkington's Alice Adams, coupled with his Penrod stories, were incorporated in the script of the 1951 Warner Bros. musical On Moonlight Bay. The role of the incorrigible Penrod is played by future Father Knows Best regular Billy Gray, but his is a strictly secondary part herein. The emphasis is on Penrod's hoydenish older sister, played by Doris Day. She falls in love with Gordon MacRae, whose mildly anti-capitalist sentiments sit not at all well with Doris' banker dad (Leon Ames). Once a subplot involving Penrod's prevarications concerning his father's drinking habits is out of the way, we are treated to several romantic scenes involving Doris and Gordon, and a steady stream of early-20th-century standards like "Till We Meet Again," "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles," "Cuddle Up a Little Closer," and the title song. On Moonlight Bay ends with MacRae marching off to World War I and Doris promising she'll wait for him; she did, as was proven in the 1953 sequel By the Light of the Silvery Moon.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/11/2017
UPC: 0888574513467
Original Release: 1951
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 20,416

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Doris Day Marjorie Winfield
Gordon MacRae William Sherman
"Smiling" Jack Smith Hubert Wakeley
Leon Ames George Winfield
Rosemary de Camp Mrs. Winfield
Mary Wickes Stella
Ellen Corby Miss Stevens
Jeffrey Stevens Jim Sherman
Eddie Marr Barker
James Dobson Soldier
Anne Kimbell Daughter [Silent Movie Cast]
Susan Whitney Cora
Billy Gray Wesley Winfield
Sig Arno Dancing Instructor
Louis Austin Mother [Silent Movie Cast]
Esther Dale Aunt Martha
Creighton Hale Father [Silent Movie Cast]
Hank Mann Salesman-in Silent Movie
Ralph Montgomery Salesmen [Silent Movie Cast]
Rolland Morris Sleeping Soldier
Jack Mower Salesman-in Silent Movie
Ray Spiker Bartender [Silent Movie Cast]

Technical Credits
Roy Del Ruth Director
Milo Anderson Costumes/Costume Designer
Douglas Bacon Art Director
Gordon Bau Makeup
Marjorie Best Costumes/Costume Designer
Ernest Haller Cinematographer
Ray Heindorf Musical Direction/Supervision
William Jacobs Producer
LeRoy J. Prinz Choreography
Thomas Reilly Editor
Jack Rose Screenwriter
Melville Shavelson Screenwriter
Max Steiner Score Composer
William Wallace Set Decoration/Design

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