On Moonlight Bay

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We were strolling along... on Moonlight Bay..


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When I first saw this movie, I thought it was ok. Then I watched again and I was really impressed by Doris's acting ability. I thought this movie had very funny moments. Gordon McRae and Dorsi had chemistry. I enjoyed the little brother also. The film has a very homey feel to it.
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I rated this 'good' - these (this and the follow up) are lovely warm family Christmasy films that will always stay in vogue for that afternoon old movie on a cold afternoon!

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I really like this movie. It has that old fashioned warm family feel about it. And Doris was just adorable in it. I know she really liked this one and BTLOTSM also. She talked about how much fun it was to make these and they all felt like family. I find this one very enjoyable.

She was such a cute tomboy -- a tomboy with femininity !

All in all a very enjoyable movie !

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On Moonlight Bay was the first movie I saw with my parents. I was very much like Wesley, the kid in the movie. I fell in love with Doris Day and the movies. Thanks Doris for all the joy you have broiught into my family lifwe.

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I just saw this movie yesterday... and I LOVED it!!! I thought it was really funny when she was dancing with William for the 1st time and she kept stomping on his feet, and when those to powder things fell out from her dress... priceless. It was hilarious. Was she wearing a wig in this movie??? Her hair looked brunette to me... I think she was either wearing a wig, or that was her natural, natural hair color. Like before she dyed it blonde??? I don't know but if anyone can help me clear out this situation I'd appreciate it!
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Hi Babe:

Glad you're seeing all these great Doris films. That was a wig. She kept her short blonde bob during most of her Warner years.
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Lauren wrote:Never warmed up to these period pieces. Maybe it's the wrong period.

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I always get the two moon movies mixed up, is this the one where doris ice skates ? :oops:
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No Suzie,

That was By The Light Of The Silvery Moon.
They both are great nostalgic movies.. I love them.

Doris and Gordon had great chemistry and wonderful voices together.

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This was one of my very favorites, as well as BY THE LIGHT, WEST POINT and TEA FOR TWO. I mean, she was in more movies with Gordon MacRae than anyone else, and they were wonderful together, and a very believable couple. It is sad that when it came time to do records from the film, Columbia and Capital were at odds and they could not record the songs together. HOWEVER...there is a fallacy in that as well. Listen to LOVE YA, HONEY by Doris with Jack Smith. Then, listen to CUDDLE UP A LITTLE CLOSER AND TILL WE MEET AGAIN. The male (who gets no recognition who some have said is also Jack Smith) has got to be Gordon MacRae with no billing. Very strange. What is your take on this, John M? Would he have made the recording with no credit??? If you listen to Cuddle Up from the movie and then play the record..same thing.

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Mike,
I oftened wondered about those songs. Gordon MacRae had a wonderful voice.

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Yes, he certainly did, Carol..and they really complimented each other a lot.
If you haven't seen the movie in a while, go back and watch Doris and Jack sing LOVE YA HONEY...I absolutely ADORE her sensational facial gestures during the song...priceless!

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I just watched this movie and can basically make it easy for myself and quote Jas:
I rated this 'good' - these (this and the follow up) are lovely warm family Christmasy films that will always stay in vogue for that afternoon old movie on a cold afternoon!
But her hair and the clothes!!! :roll: :roll:

mikey, yes - Her face singing "Love ya, Honey" is priceless!
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Hi Samanta

Welcome! I love both of those films as well. They represent an Idyllic and comforting life and family - and Wesley almost steals the film! Doris said she loved making them and couldn't wait to get to work every day!
I can understand that - if only life was really like that, as you say - so innocent and timeless.
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Welcome Samantha! Glad to have another teen on board!
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I sure enjoy having some bright teens on board! Welcome! I'm middle aged, and just love it when younger people love Doris Day too!
I haven't seen all the Doris Day movies, and even at my age!! :shock:
On Moonlight Bay is on top of my list of movies to see!

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On Moonlight Bay arrived in the mail today! If I'm not too tired, I'll watch it tonight. It sounds like a warm and fuzzy movie, and I like movies like that! Doris sure looks very young in this!!
I'll be back to tell ya'll about it.

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hello,somehow I forgot which movie it was whereas there is a very funny brother involved.I remember cleary the firmness of the housekeeper and the exraordinary mimic of Doris.It was fabulous to see that movie,I will try to get a dvd and watch it again since it dates from my childhood.Only fond memories.There is no actress,in my opinion,who has that outspoken laugh & voice & way of speaking.It feels so familiar when you see another movie,even if it is a different genre,it still has Doris' radiance.
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what a thrill to find these,saw By the light of the Silvery moon,but not this one yet..
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Dorine - the film you are thinking of is "On Moonlight Bay" - Billy Gray played Doris' troublesome kid brother, Wesley. The sequel to it was "By The Light of the Silvery Moon", below, with the same cast

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"Day is Bay-eautiful by the Moonlight" - "On Moonlight Bay" (1951)

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"Marjorie's young and very inexperienced.
All she knows about men is their batting averages"
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Doris Day has made some lovely romantic comedies in her time and "On Moonlight Bay" is as charming as they come with its mix of wholesome comedy, sweet romance and music. By nature it's not heavy going and there is not a second of complexity too it, but it's fun, frivolous and entertaining, what more do you want from a delightfully nostalgic musical.
http://www.themoviescene.co.uk/reviews/ ... t-bay.html

This is one of my favourite Doris films. :)
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Well I did see "By the light",but not the first one "On moonlight Bay".
In the sequel that is when the turkey is supposed to be caught right,with Wesley?
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Yes, that's the one - try and watch "On Moonlight Bay".
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