On Moonlight Bay (1951)


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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
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Written By: Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson
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On DVD: Apr 10, 2007


as Marjorie Winfield

as Bill Sherman

as Hubert Wakeley

as Mr. Winfield

as Mrs. Winfield

as Hubert Wakeley

as Stella

as Miss Stevens

as Wesley Winfield

as Jim Sherman

as Aunt Martha

as Barker

as Dancing Instructor

as Soldier

as Sleeping Soldier

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as Daughter

as Bartender

as Salesman

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as Doughboy by train

as Mrs. Winfield
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Critic Reviews for On Moonlight Bay

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Pleasant enough old fashioned Warner musical with Day and MacRae singing the true oldies.

February 19, 2008

there is an undercurrent of gossip, alcoholism and sexuality that modifies the film's optimisms, giving it a darker viewpoint than a standard musical comedy

June 15, 2007

It's the film that established Doris Day as the girl next door.

Full Review… | April 7, 2007
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