By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)





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Movie Info

This film was a sequel to On Moonlight Bay (1951). The main plot concerns the hot-and-cold romance between Doris Day and Gordon MacRae. MacRae will not marry Doris until he is financially able to do so, which results in several break-ups before the final clinch at the local ice rink.
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Kids & Family , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Warner Bros.


Doris Day
as Marjorie Winfield
Gordon MacRae
as Bill Sherman
Leon Ames
as George Winfield
Rosemary DeCamp
as Alice Winfield
Billy Gray
as Wesley Winfield
Mary Wickes
as Stella
Russell Arms
as Chester Finley
Maria Palmer
as Miss LaRue
Walter Flannery
as Ronald 'PeeWee' Harris
Howard Wendell
as Mr. Harris
Geraldine Wall
as Mrs. Harris
John Maxwell
as Ike Hickey
Carol Forman
as Dangerous Dora
Rosemary De Camp
as Mrs. Winfield
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Critic Reviews for By the Light of the Silvery Moon

All Critics (1)

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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Full Review… | March 24, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Grand Warner Brothers 1950s Doris Day musical, rich with period music.

November 17, 2006
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

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Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for By the Light of the Silvery Moon

I guess as musicals go, it's not too bad. It's not my favorite genre. It's a sweet film, Doris Day is well cast and Mary Wickes is great in a supporting role, ans she is a real scene stealer. Nothing great but it is entertaining.

James Higgins
James Higgins

silly but charming, the kind of film they don't make anymore.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

I havn't seen this movie. I want to though, very badly.[img][/img] The reason I rate it a 10 is that my best friends says It's very good.[img][/img]

David Smith
David Smith

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