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Over the Moon (1939)

Approved | | Comedy | 29 March 1940 (USA)
Young Jane Benson (Merle Oberon) just about manages to make ends meet running the large family house in Yorkshire. In love with local doctor Freddie Jarvis (Sir Rex Harrison), she suggests ... See full summary »

Directors:

Thornton Freeland, William K. Howard (uncredited)

Writers:

Robert E. Sherwood (story) (as Robert Sherwood), Lajos Biró (story) (as Lajos Biro) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Merle Oberon ... Jane Benson
Rex Harrison ... Dr. Freddie Jarvis
Ursula Jeans ... Millie
Robert Douglas ... The Unknown Man
Louis Borel Louis Borel ... Pietro
Zena Dare ... Julie
Peter Haddon Peter Haddon ... Lord Petcliffe
David Tree ... Journalist
Mackenzie Ward ... Guy
Elisabeth Welch Elisabeth Welch ... Cabaret Singer (as Elizabeth Welch)
Carl Jaffe Carl Jaffe ... Michel
Herbert Lomas Herbert Lomas ... Ladbrooke
Wilfred Shine Wilfred Shine ... Frude
Gerald Nodin Gerald Nodin ... Cartwright
Bruce Winston Bruce Winston ... Director of Clinic
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Storyline

Young Jane Benson (Merle Oberon) just about manages to make ends meet running the large family house in Yorkshire. In love with local doctor Freddie Jarvis (Sir Rex Harrison), she suggests they marry, but almost at once finds she has inherited eighteen million pounds. He makes it clear he wants nothing to do with the money and what it can buy, and Jane sets off alone on a spree pursued by two ardent suitors. Freddie finds he has gained notoriety for turning down such a catch and his plans for ernest research are soon compromised. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Hold túloldalán See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was included in the first syndicated television presentation of a package of major studio feature films on U.S television; it premiered in Baltimore on Friday, September 3, 1948 on WMAR (Channel 2), followed by Philadelphia on Friday, September 10, 1948 on WFIL (Channel 6), by New York City on Friday, September 17, 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), by Boston on Sunday, September 19, 1948 on WBZ (Channel 4), by Chicago on Monday, September 27, 1948 on WGN (Channel 9) and by Los Angeles on Sunday, October 10, 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5). Although filmed in Technicolor, these telecasts were in black-and-white, since color broadcasting was still in its experimental stage. The package consisted of twenty-four Alexander Korda productions originally released theatrically between 1933 and 1942. See more »

Goofs

At the private "fashion show", soon after Jane inherits the money, the first shot shows Jane and her entourage from behind, and Freddie is already seated on the far left chair (as seen from behind). Then we see Freddie standing at a display case holding a ladies shoe. When asked to pay attention to the parade of models wearing what Jane has ordered for her trousseau, he walks around the seated ladies from stage right to stage left and takes his seat, the same as in the opening shot. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Round the Film Studios: No. 2 Denham Part 2 (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Serenade
Music by Mischa Spoliansky (as Michael Spoliansky)
Lyrics by Leslie Julian Jones (uncredited)
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trifling romantic comedy
4 October 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

For some reason all of the reviews for this film are from the state's.As this film was recently shown on London Live I can redress this.Firstly the colour is typical of pre war Technicolour and is quite beautiful.The sound was totally audible,at least to me.This was not the only London Film held up for release,21 Days being another.In any event since British film production had fallen to a low level due to bombing and requisition of studios,the release of these films would help British cinemas cope with their quota requirements.It is not a film which will rate highly in the careers of either stars.The plot must have hackneyed even at the time of production.Oberon inherits a lot of money and is then perused by a lot of aristocratic Chinese wonders who can offer a title in return for large wads of cash..Incidentally there is a really fine musical number by the immortal Elizabeth Welch which license up the proceedings.


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