Approved | | Comedy, Family, Musical
Marjorie Winfield's engagement to Bill Sherman, who has just arrived home from fighting in World War I, serves as the backdrop for the trials and tribulations of her family.
This movie departs from its predecessor, On Moonlight Bay (1951), in three main ways. Firstly, the film opens with Stella breaking the fourth wall, addressing the audience directly as she introduces the Winfield family. Secondly, the musical numbers are played like a traditional musical, while the original movie 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.
Hello, Mr. Winfield.
Father Winfield: Good afternoon.
Stella: That's Mr. Winfield. Vice President of our first National Bank, Chairman of the Civic Betterment League, and twice winner of the Elks picnic potato sack race.
The movie takes place in 1918. A version of "Ain't We Got Fun" - a foxtrot first performed in 1920 and published in 1921 - is sang when the Winfields are preparing Thanksgiving dinner.
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