Classic Film Series

BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON (1953)

Classic Film Series
One Show Only!
BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON (1953)
Saturday, November 8
Saturday: 10:30am
101 minutes / Not Rated
Directed by: David Butler
Starring: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Rosemary DeCamp , Mary Wickes and Leon Ames

By the Light of the Silvery Moon relates the further adventures of the Winfield family in small town Indiana as daughter Marjorie Winfield's (Doris Day) boyfriend, William Sherman (Gordon MacRae), returns from the Army after World War I. Bill and Marjorie's on-again, off-again romance provides the backdrop for other family crises, caused mainly by son Wesley's (Billy Gray) wild imagination.

Doors open at 10:00am and the film will start promptly at 10:30am - Admission is $5
THE SCREEN IN REVIEW; ' By Light of the Silvery Moon,' Warners Family Musical, Opens at Music Hall
A Technicolored memento of small-town life at the end of World War I—at least, as it rises in the memories of certain gentlemen in Hollywood—is the special screen attraction at the Radio City Music Hall. It is the Warner's latest frolic, "By the Light of the Silvery Moon," and it is safe to describe it as a "family picture," for that is exactly what it is. Despite the obviousness of the humor and the conventionality of the small-town tone—achieved and directed by David Butler as though he were reading from a prop department catalogue—the singing of several old song hits by Miss Day and Mr. MacRae is agreeably melodious. (We won't mention the anachronism of the songs.) Among the pleasant numbers are "Your Eyes Have Told Me So," "If You Were the Only Boy in the World," "I Won't Forget You" and "Ain't We Got Fun." As usual, the two young people have that musical comedy sparkle and splash that is utterly artificial but consistent with the sort of work they do. - - - By BOSLEY CROWTHER / New York Times - Published: March 27, 1953