My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

On Moonlight Bay (1951)

ROY DEL RUTH

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1951.  Screenplay by , , based on Penrod Stories by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by , .  Film Editing by .  

Looking in to cash on the success of MGM’s Meet Me In St. Louis, Warner Bros. comes up with its own musical comedy about a wholesome family in turn of the century America. They copy everything right down to the crotchety maid (originally Marjorie Main, this time ) and the patient, hapless father ( in both films).  Doris Day plays the precocious teenage daughter with the honeydew voice who romances a serviceman () who wants her to go steady with him. The problem is, how can he count on her fidelity while he’s away serving his army time? Cute songs, charming situations involving the whole family, but its sequel By The Light of The Silvery Moon is an improvement and the more enjoyable of the two.

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