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On Moonlight Bay (1951)

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In this musical, the incorrigible Penrod is played by 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 anti-capitalist sentiments sit not at all well with Doris' banker dad.

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Cast

Doris Day
as Marjorie Winfield
Gordon MacRae
as Bill Sherman
"Smiling" Jack Smith
as Hubert Wakeley
Leon Ames
as Mr. Winfield
Rosemary DeCamp
as Mrs. Winfield
Jack Smith
as Hubert Wakeley
Ellen Corby
as Miss Stevens
Billy Gray
as Wesley Winfield
Jeffrey Stevens
as Jim Sherman
Esther Dale
as Aunt Martha
Eddie Marr
as Barker
Sig Arno
as Dancing Instructor
James Dobson
as Soldier
Rolland Morris
as Sleeping Soldier
Louis Austin
as Mother [Silent Movie Cast]
Anne Kimbell
as Daughter
Ray Spiker
as Bartender
Hank Mann
as Salesman
Jack Mower
as Salesman
Henry East
as Doughboy by train
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All Critics (5)

Pleasant enough old fashioned Warner musical with Day and MacRae singing the true oldies.

February 19, 2008 | Rating: 3/5
Video-Reviewmaster.com

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 | Rating: 3/5
DVDLaser

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

April 7, 2007 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

...fun, frothy, and filled with an abundance of good, old-fashioned tunes.

April 5, 2007 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
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