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The Moon's Our Home (1936)

A comedy about marriage and everything relating to it. New York novelist Henry Fonda meets up with an actress, Margaret Sullavan, and the two date and later marry, though neither knows of ... See full summary »


William A. Seiter


Faith Baldwin (adapted from the Cosmopolitan serial "The Moon's Our Home"), Alan Campbell (additional dialogue) | 3 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Sullavan ... Cherry Chester / Sarah Brown
Henry Fonda ... Anthony Amberton / John Smith
Charles Butterworth ... Horace Van Steedan
Beulah Bondi ... Mrs. Boyce Medford
Henrietta Crosman ... Lucy Van Steedan
Walter Brennan ... Lem
Dorothy Stickney ... Hilda
Brandon Hurst ... Babson
Lucien Littlefield ... Ogden Holbrook
Margaret Hamilton ... Mitty Simpson
Spencer Charters ... Abner Simpson
Margaret Fielding Margaret Fielding ... Miss Manning
Grace Hayle ... Miss Hambridge
Monte Vandergrift ... Brakeman
Richard Powell Richard Powell ... Candy Butcher


A comedy about marriage and everything relating to it. New York novelist Henry Fonda meets up with an actress, Margaret Sullavan, and the two date and later marry, though neither knows of the other's fame. The real adventure begins on the honeymoon, when this screwball comedy really heats up with insults and arguments.

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Release Date:

10 April 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vivendo na Lua See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its initial television broadcast took place in Chicago Thursday 8 January 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2). It first aired in Omaha 3 November 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), in Johnstown 4 December 1959 on WJAC (Channel 6), in Minneapolis 2 March 1960 on WTCN (Channel 11), in San Francisco 17 April 1960 on KPIX (Channel 5), in Philadelphia 9 June 1961 on WCAU (Channel 10), in St. Louis 9 October 1962 on KMOX (Channel 4), in New York City 24 April 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2), and, finally, in Los Angeles, 12 October 1964 on KNXT (Channel 2). It was released on DVD 21 November 2014 as part of the Universal Vault Series. See more »


[Cherry apologizes for almost injuring Mrs. Medford]
Cherry Chester: If I ever did, I'd blow my brains out!
Mrs. Boyce Medford: I know. And then I'd have to tidy up afterward.
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The moon is a very good home for this film
28 September 2010 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Cherry (Margaret Sullavan) is a spoilt brat of an actress who is summoned to New York by her grandmother Lucy (Henrietta Crosman) so that Horace (Charles Butterworth) can propose to her once more. However, Cherry is still not interested in Horace. Cherry meets famous author Anthony (Henry Fonda) by chance and neither recognize each other. They fall in love and arrange to stay at a secluded inn together under assumed names. Love is in the air and they get married but they still both don't know of the other's true identity. Can love prevail when the truth is uncovered.....?......I bet you can guess the answer...

This is a film of misunderstandings but there isn't quite enough of a storyline. Henry Fonda has a plump face which is weird, Margaret Sullavan's histrionics are irritatingly childlike at times and Charles Butterworth delivers his lines like a bad actor.

There are a couple of funny moments but not many. The film just managed to keep my interest - it just wasn't very interesting.

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