By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953) was a Musical - Family Film directed by David Butler and produced by William Jacobs.
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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Marjorie Winfield, Bill Sherman: [sings] By the light of the silvery moon, I want to spoon! / To my honey, I'll croon love's tune / Honey moon, keep a shining in June! / Your silvery beams will bring love's dreams / We'll be cuddling soon, by the silvery moon!
Bill Sherman: Marjorie, do you realize what this means? Instead of waiting, why we can be married right away.
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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.
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.
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