While I couldn’t use much from this movie, I did watch On Moonlight Bay a couple of times while researching for Enza. Families didn’t break into song at the drop of a hat, or start dancing around the house (at least I’m reasonably sure they didn’t), but I though I could get an idea of what homes and clothes looked like back then. And maybe soak up a little of the atmosphere from an era far more innocent than the one we live in today.
This movie probably has the best lines of any movie ever made, and I’d really hoped I could find a video on YouTube that included it but, alas, I could not. So I’ll just share it with you, along with the two clips I did find.
“You look like your father, Wesley. He was anything but a handsome boy.”
Tomboy, Marjorie (Doris Day), learns to dance.
Marjorie and Bill (Gordon MacRae) say goodbye just before he ships out to serve in WW1.
these old movies remind me that regardless of how beautiful a woman is when in her 20s, she has a choice about how she ages. I hope I’ve learned that lesson well. thanks for a good post.
From everything I’ve seen, Louise, you have learned that lesson. We could all take a page out of your book. 🙂
thanks Kristy – what a nice thing to say.
I haven’t seen this movie. Thanks for sharing, Kristy!
It’s a fun movie. Kind of cheesy, but it was made awhile back. Early 50’s I think, but I like musicals.. And there aren’t a whole lot being made these days. 🙂