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By the Light of the Silvery Moon (26-Mar-1953)

Director: David Butler

Writers: Robert O'Brien; Irving Elinson

From stories by: Booth Tarkington

Music Adapted by: Max Steiner

Producer: William Jacobs

Keywords: Romantic Comedy, Thanksgiving

Set during Thanksgiving in the small town of Milburn Indiana, Marjorie Winfield's boyfriend returns from WWI; they intend to get married, but Bill wants a bigger nest egg first. Meanwhile, Marjorie's brother suspects their father is having an affair with a French actress. Pleasant and nostalgic, this America never existed. Sequel to On Moonlight Bay (1951), and somewhat superior to the original.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leon Ames
20-Jan-1902 12-Oct-1993 Character actor, a SAG founder
Doris Day
3-Apr-1922 13-May-2019 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Rosemary DeCamp
14-Nov-1910 20-Feb-2001 Yankee Doodle Dandy
Billy Gray
13-Jan-1938   Father Knows Best
Gordon MacRae
12-Mar-1921 24-Jan-1986 Oklahoma
Mary Wickes
13-Jun-1910 22-Oct-1995 Sister Act


Doris Day   ...   Marjorie Winfield
Gordon MacRae   ...   William Sherman
Leon Ames   ...   George Winfield
Rosemary DeCamp   ...   Mrs. Winfield
Billy Gray   ...   Wesley Winfield
Mary Wickes   ...   Stella
Russell Arms   ...   Chester Finley
Maria Palmer   ...   Miss LaRue
Howard Wendell   ...   John Harris
Walter Flannery   ...   Pee Wee Harris


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