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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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David Butler
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Doris Day ... Marjorie Winfield
Gordon MacRae ... Bill Sherman
Leon Ames ... George Winfield
Rosemary DeCamp ... Alice Winfield
Billy Gray ... Wesley Winfield
Mary Wickes ... Stella
Russell Arms ... Chester Finley
Maria Palmer ... Renee LaRue
Howard Wendell Howard Wendell ... John H. Harris
Walter 'PeeWee' Flannery Walter 'PeeWee' Flannery ... Ronald 'PeeWee' Harris (as Walter Flannery)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Meredith MacRae ... 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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1954 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Balada ao Luar See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Winfield's player piano is a Aeolian Company "Duo-Art" reproducing piano. See more »

Goofs

In the homecoming scene at the beginning of the movie that features Bill in his Doughboy uniform, his 'US' and 'Branch of Service' discs on his tunic are on the wrong collars. The 'US' should be on his right side and the crossed rifles 'Branch of Service' should be on his left. 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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Soundtracks

Moonlight Bay
(uncredited)
Written by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Edward Madden
Played during the scene with the watch and later sung by Leon Ames
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The Most Warm-Hearted Tunes Under the Moon
30 July 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Following World War I, and "On Moonlight Bay" (1951), shapely tomboy Doris Day (as Marjorie Winfield) plans to marry returning soldier sweetheart Gordon MacRae (as William "Bill" Sherman), but he gets cold feet. The pair have misadventures and misunderstandings until Ms. Day finds Mr. MacRae back on his feet again. Day's family from the earlier film returns, imaginative little brother Billy Gray (as Wesley), father Leon Ames (as George), mother Rosemary DeCamp (as Alice), and housekeeper Mary Wickes (as Stella) return. Day and MacRae sing a bunch of standards (very well). Piano teacher Russell Arms (as Chester Finley) and French actress Maria Palmer (as Renee La Rue) provide innocent romantic fluff. "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" is an immaculate production; it's sweet and old-fashioned, with music to match.

******* By the Light of the Silvery Moon (3/26/53) David Butler ~ Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Billy Gray, Leon Ames


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