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By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953) was a Musical - Family Film directed by David Butler and produced by William Jacobs.

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Christmas Musical Monday: By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)

on Dec 18, 2017 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: By the Light of the Silvery ... Read full article


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Stella: [to the camera] Wesley is their second child. If he had been the first, there never would have been a second! Oh... You're probably wondering who I am. Well, don't be so nosy!


Marjorie Winfield: Stella, we know that Father is still in love with Mother. This is just the thing to rekindle the flame.


Marjorie Winfield: [sings] 'Round the barnyard goes the mighty cavalcade / Gorgeously arrayed. See them on parade!


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This film departs from "On Moonlight Bay" in three main ways. First, the film opens with Stella breaking the fourth wall, addressing the audience directly as she introduces the Winfield family. Second, the song and dance numbers are played like a traditional musical, while the original film incorporated the songs more organically within the story. 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.
Selections from the film score were featured on a 'Doris Day (I)' 10-inch LP for Columbia which crested in third place on the "Billboard" popular albums chart.
Mary Wickes, appears as Stella in the film's trailer and talks directly to the audience telling them about the story.
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