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Genre  Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country  United States
7.1/10 IMDb

Director  Roy Del Ruth
Duration  
Language  English
On Moonlight Bay (film) movie poster
Release date  July 26, 1951 (1951-07-26)
Based on  Penrod Stories
Writer  Jack Rose (screenplay), Melville Shavelson (screenplay), Booth Tarkington (adapted from "Penrod Stories" by)
Sequel  By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Songs  Moonlight Bay
Cast  Doris Day (Marjorie 'Marjie' Winfield), Gordon MacRae (William 'Bill' Sherman), Leon Ames (George Winfield), Rosemary DeCamp (Alice Winfield), Mary Wickes (Stella), Jack Smith (Hubert Wakely)
Similar movies  My Fair Lady, A History of Violence, The Producers, Bye Bye Birdie, Sister Act, Dreamgirls
Tagline  The lovin'est musical in many a moon!

Dancing and snowball fight from on moonlight bay


On Moonlight Bay is a 1951 musical film directed by Roy Del Ruth which tells the story of the Winfield family at the turn of the 20th century. The movie is based loosely on the Penrod stories by Booth Tarkington. There was a 1953 sequel, By the Light of the Silvery Moon.

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Plot

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On Moonlight Bay centers on the character Marjorie Winfield, a tomboy played by Doris Day. When the Winfield family moves into a new house in a small town in Indiana, the daughter, Marjorie, begins a romance with the boy next door, William Sherman, played by Gordon MacRae. Marjorie has to learn how to dance and behave like a proper young lady. Unfortunately Mr. Winfield doesn't approve of William and some of his unconventional ideas about marriage and money, which causes the course of true love to run less smoothly than could be desired. Everything is resolved in time for a happy ending.

Cast

  • Doris Day as Marjorie Winfield
  • Gordon MacRae as William Sherman
  • Billy Gray as Wesley Winfield
  • Jack Smith as Hubert Wakely
  • Leon Ames as George Winfield
  • Rosemary DeCamp as Alice Winfield
  • Mary Wickes as Stella
  • Ellen Corby as Miss Mary Stevens
  • Songs

  • "On Moonlight Bay"
  • "Cuddle Up a Little Closer"
  • "Till We Meet Again"
  • "Tell Me"
  • "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles"
  • "Christmas Story"
  • "Till We Meet Again"
  • "Love Ya"
  • "It's a Long Way to Tipperary"
  • "Pack Up Your Troubles"
  • Accolades

    The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:

  • 2006: AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals – Nominated
  • References

    On Moonlight Bay (film) Wikipedia
    On Moonlight Bay (film) IMDbOn Moonlight Bay (film) Rotten TomatoesOn Moonlight Bay (film) themoviedb.org


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