By the Light of the Silvery Moon

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By the Light of the Silvery Moon ★★½ 1953

The equally oldfashioned sequel to “On Moonlight Bay” finds Day engaged to MacRae, who's just returned from Army service in WWI. He wants to postpone their marriage until he gets financially secure and the waiting causes some jealous misunderstandings (naturally resolved by movie's end). Based on Booth Tarkington's “Penrod” stories. DBy the Light of the Silvery Moon; I'll Forget You; Your Eyes Have Told Me So; Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee; If You Were the Only Girl in the World; Ain't We Got Fun; King Chanticleer. 101m/C VHS, DVD . Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames, Billy Gray, Rosemary DeCamp, Mary Wickes, Russell Arms, Maria Palmer; D: David Butler; W: Robert O'Brien, Irving Elinson; M: Max Steiner.