She won the Photoplay Gold Medal Award for her role in the film, an award bestowed at that time by the readers of Photoplay magazine who would cast their votes annually for their favorite male and female star performances. Her film career began during the latter part of the Classical Hollywood Film Era and she starred in a series of successful films, including musicals, comedies, and dramas. . I wrote about the Worm Moon last year so I know about it too — right up your street as you say. The actress was the quintessential girl-next-door of the age, and enjoyed an unparalleled run of hits for a female star in the fifties and sixties, even causing the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, to cast her against type in his classic 1956 thriller, The Man Who Knew Too Much.
The arrival of the boy next door changes some of that, though not all. Doris Day, Gordon MacRae in On Moonlight Bay. But for now Bill, couldn't you please be sweet and understanding? Elvira tells her husband she is going on a cruise but enlists nightclub singer Georgia Garrett Doris Day to travel in her place, posing as her, so Elvira can stay home and spy on her husband. Doris Day: Her Own Story. When her lobsters spoil because the train is late, with the help of her lawyer boyfriend George Jack Lemmon , Jane sues the railroad owner, Harry Foster Malone Ernie Kovacs. She recorded more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967, which made her one of the most popular singers of the 20th century.
When Peter falls in love with Georgia—thinking she is Elvira—he thinks he will be in big trouble with Michael. We had so much fun when we made films together, and our favorites were 'On Moonlight Bay' and 'By the Light of the Silvery Moon. Appropriately, the March full moon which appeared so spectacularly in our skies last night, is also known as the Sugar Moon, because this is the time of year when the sugar maples of Nova Scotia are starting to produce sap. Billy Gray as the mischief Wesley in On Moonlight Bay. But the rendition of the title track sung by Day and MacRae is wonderful, sweet, loving but also fun. Jane Osgood Doris Day is a widow in Maine who owns a lobster business that relies on the timeliness of the railroad. Marjorie has to learn how to dance and act like a proper young lady.
Plus of course Mary Wickes returns and is a scene stealer once again as the delightfully quirky Stella the housekeeper. Played often throughout the film. There was a 1953 sequel,. She looked so completely in love and had that wholesome quality. Sounds as if you gave the residents a real treat, what a great way to help them engage with the film and stimulate conversation and a singalong ; I think this could well become a regular slot for you… The moon was beautiful here last night, and I got to appreciate it a little more than usual as had to drive out to another village in the evening and back later through very quiet and open back lanes, where it illuminated the sky, the fields and hedgerows magnificently, a beautiful beacon of light. On Moonlight Bay was to be Day's fifth movie with fellow contract player Gordon MacRae and third directed by Roy Del Ruth , but Day adored MacRae as a co-star and thought he had the loveliest voice in Hollywood.
Like its predecessor, it recalls another time and place in America, directly after World War I, bathing it in a nostalgic warmth and glow in stunning technicolor and reassembling most of the cast from the earlier film. This is one you should seek out. Bill Sherman: It never entered my mind, Marjorie, that you ever had any doubt about your feelings towards me. Like Ha ha — No, nether would Frances Ethel Gumm or Constance Frances Marie Ockelman but Olivia de Havilland was born that way, so had no problem! Author Posted on Categories , , , Tags , , , , , , Every care home needs an Alyson! She had that pure quality, but she always seemed within an inch of giving in to being absolutely, um, ah. Doris Day was playing a character different than characters were used too—her costumes were sexier and she smoked and drank, and the story deals with abusive relationships and even marital rape.
Otherwise it seems as if there hadn't been two years between the movies, each and every member of the cast bring their characters back with full effect with the chemistry between Doris Day and Gordon MacRae being as enjoyable as ever. Also, most of my favourite moon-related songs have been written about now, so starting to scrape the bottom of the barrel a bit. Of course there were songs of the same name to accompany the films, and to celebrate the sighting of the Sugar Moon, they are my featured songs for this post. Though the biographical aspect of the film is fictionalized, this is still a great film. The light in this moon certainly becomes everyone involved. By the final credits, you care so much about these characters that you almost wish Warner Brothers had done one more chapter to the story.
Though Day is often remembered for her three films with Rock Hudson, she has several hidden gems in the more than 40. The songs from Calamity Jane are standards now, and most of us of a certain age know them well. Wesley also likes to play detective and wrings some honest laughs out of the scene in which he pays a visit to a French actress he believes is having an affair with his father. Among her awards, Doris received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and was given the Cecil B. Finally, the bespectacled music teacher, although the same basic character with the same mannerisms, has a different name and is played by a different actor, the only member of the cast who did not carry over from the original film. Miss Day and MacRae make a strong pairing to put over the romantic, comedic and musical moments of the film.
I, but the war does not play a major part for most of the movie. Marjorie and Bill, the sweethearts of the piece, are played by Doris Day and Gordon MacRae, in their fifth and final screen pairing. Tracking down a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Roy Del Ruth-directed movie via subscription can be difficult, so we here at Moviefone want to do the work for you. That would be because I have an academic essay to hand in on Friday for my college course, and I seem to be doing everything I can to avoid completing it. The characters and story are very loosely based on the Penrod series of stories written by Booth Tarkington.
You probably already know what the movie's about, but just in case. They believe their father has been having an affair with an actress, whilst Bill having also seen the letter thinks Marjie has been carrying on with Chester Finley Russell Arms a piano teacher who has been wooing her whilst he was away. We get various stories about young Wesley, his vivid imagination, the pet turkey as well as others such as the glamorous actress who roles into town all tied pretty much together by a classic confusion set up over a letter which various people read and take the wrong way. All these side stories work nicely to fill in those inevitable gaps when the main romantic storyline isn't strong enough to sustain the whole movie. Doris Day gives her typical bright and refreshing performance, and, as always her vocals are mighty pleasing to the ear.
Bill Sherman: But I don't want to be sweet and understanding! Worthy of a film of their own, pros Leon Ames and Rosemary DeCamp are the perfect loving father and mother, with excellent chemistry together. Their rendition of Till We Meet Again is outstanding. Doris Day is a tomboy, more at home on the baseball field or fixing a car than in a dress. You're not even sure I'm the man you want to marry! One of those issues may be overcome when Wesley receives a gift from Aunt Martha that used to be his father old slingshot that he used to kill Aunt Martha's' best hen. No one but George is happy about the move, until Marjorie meets their new neighbor, William Sherman, home on a break from his studies at. Doris Day may have been the girl next door, but even the girl next door had to grow up, leave home, and get married. Thought I would find it all a bit easier second time around but it turns out students will be students, whatever their age.