Shine On, Harvest Moon (1944 film)

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Shine on Harvest Moon, starring Ann Sheridan and Dennis Morgan,[2] is a 1944 musicalbiographical film of the vaudeville team of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth who wrote the popular song "Shine On, Harvest Moon". The film was directed by David Butler.[2] Ann Sheridan's singing voice was dubbed by Lynn Martin (the second and last time in her film career).

Shine on Harvest Moon
Poster of the movie Shine On, Harvest Moon.jpg
Directed byDavid Butler
Produced byWilliam Jacobs
Written bySam Hellman
James V. Kern
Francis Swann
Richard Weil (screenplay and story)
StarringAnn Sheridan
Dennis Morgan
CinematographyArthur Edeson
Edited byIrene Morra
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • April 8, 1944 (1944-04-08)
Running time
111-112 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$1,457,000[1]
Box office$3,706,000[1]

CastEdit

Musical numbersEdit

1. "Overture" - Played by Orchestra behind titles.
2. "Shine On, Harvest Moon / Daisy / In My Merry Oldsmobile" - Sung by Chorus.
3. "San Antonio" - Sung and Danced by Irene Manning.
4. "Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee" - Sung by Irene Manning.
5. "My Own United States" - Sung by Ann Sheridan (dubbed by Lynn Martin) and Chorus, Danced by Chorus.
6. "Time Waits for No One" - Sung by Ann Sheridan (dubbed by Lynn Martin).
7. "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" - Sung and Danced by Bob Murphy, Jack Carson, Dennis Morgan, Ann Sheridan (dubbed by Lynn Martin) and Chorus.
8. "Time Waits for No One" (reprise) - Sung by Ann Sheridan (dubbed by Lynn Martin).
9. "We're Doing Our Best / Don't Let the Rainy Days Get You" - Sung and Danced by Ann Sheridan (dubbed by Lynn Martin) and Irene Manning.
10. "How Can They Tell That I'm Irish" - Sung and Danced by Ann Sheridan (dubbed by Lynn Martin).
11. "Shine On, Harvest Moon" - Sung by Dennis Morgan and Ann Sheridan (dubbed by Lynn Martin).
12. "When It's Apple Blossom Time in Normandy / Take Me Out to the Ball Game / I've Got a Garden in Sweden / Breezin' Along with the Breeze / Who's Your Honey Lamb" - Sung by Dennis Morgan and Ann Sheridan (dubbed by Lynn Martin).
13. "So Dumb But So Beautiful" - Sung by Jack Carson and Marie Wilson and danced by The Ashburns.
14. "Shine On, Harvest Moon" (reprise) - Sung by Dennis Morgan.
15. "Thank You for the Dance" - Sung and Danced by Irene Manning and Chorus.
16. "Every Little Movement (Has a Meaning of Its Own)" - Sung by Irene Manning.
17. "I Go for You" - Sung by Dennis Morgan and Ann Sheridan (dubbed by Lynn Martin).
18. "Just Like a Gypsy" - Sung by Ann Sheridan (dubbed by Lynn Martin).
19. "Just Like a Gypsy" (reprise) - Sung by Phyllis Kennedy.
20. Finale (in Technicolor):

1. "Shine On, Harvest Moon" - Sung by Dennis Morgan and Ann Sheridan (dubbed by Lynn Martin).
2. "Time Waits for No One" - Sung by Dennis Morgan and Chorus.
3. "So Dumb But So Beautiful" - Sung by Jack Carson and Marie Wilson.
4. "Shine On, Harvest Moon" - Sung by Chorus and Danced by The Four Step Brothers.
5. "Shine On, Harvest Moon" - Sung by Dennis Morgan, Ann Sheridan (dubbed by Lynn Martin) and Chorus.

ReceptionEdit

Critical reviewEdit

Bosley Crowther of The New York Times wrote: "What is done in the name of biography in the Warner Brothers' 'Shine on Harvest Moon' is something which shouldn't be done to a burglar—let alone to the memory of the late Nora Bayes. For this musical film in which that lady and her second husband, Jack Norworth, are supposedly represented in their joint and devoted careers is no more veracious to the real thing than if it were a story of Alice Faye. It is simply another of those musicals which dig back into the past for a score of nostalgic ditties and some old-time vaudeville atmosphere; a film in which a songsmith falls in love with a honky-tonk girl and sticks with her through trials and tribulations until they finally emerge together on top. And if anyone goes expecting to see Ann Sheridan play Nora Bayes, or Dennis Morgan play Jack Norworth, this is to make it understood that you will not."[3]

Box OfficeEdit

According to Warner Bros records the film earned $2,557,000 domestically and $1,149,000 foreign.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 24 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. ^ a b "Shine On Harvest Moon". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  3. ^ Crowther, Bosley (March 11, 1944). "' Shine On Harvest Moon,' Film Musical, With Ann Sheridan, at Strand -- 'Heroes Are Made,' Soviet Import, at the Stanley". The New York Times. New York City: The New York Times Company. Retrieved September 14, 2016.

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