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Shine on Harvest Moon (1944)

Approved | | Biography, Musical | 8 April 1944 (USA)
Biographical movie about the early 20th century Broadway stars Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

Richard Weil (story), Sam Hellman (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Sheridan ... Nora Bayes
Dennis Morgan ... Jack Norworth
Jack Carson ... The Great Georgetti
Irene Manning ... Blanche Mallory
S.Z. Sakall ... Poppa Carl
Marie Wilson ... Margie
Robert Shayne ... Dan Costello
Bob Murphy Bob Murphy ... Police Sergeant
The Four Step Brothers ... Dance Team
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Storyline

Biographical movie about the early 20th century Broadway stars Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.

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Genres:

Biography | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'amour est une mélodie See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally planned to be filmed entirely in Technicolor. See more »

Goofs

During the Harvest Moon number near the end, the stage has the horse and carriage going left to right and then larger going right to left, creating the illusion of the horse and carriage moving down a winding road closer toward the audience. However, the horse and carriage then moving left to right again closer to the audience started before the previous right to left move had cleared the stage and for an instant both can be seen. See more »

Quotes

[Nora has just kissed Jack]
Jack Norworth: You didn't have to do that.
Nora Bayes: I know. That's why I did it.
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Connections

Featured in Let's Sing a Song About the Moonlight (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello! Ma Baby
(1899) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph E. Howard
Played on piano in the bar
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Ann Sheridan with a different voice
22 September 2005 | by cinekarineSee all my reviews

The comment posted before mine was unfortunately inaccurate. Lynn Martin did provide the vocals for Ann Sheridan in this film. While the studio had trusted her untrained but acceptable voice in a great number of dramas, thrillers and minor musicals before this, they were not ready to let her tackle a major musical with her own voice. The whole idea of a voice double is to sound as similar as possible to the person on screen. Lynn Martin was the perfect choice, even a certain nasal tone, but a much more polished sound. If you have the chance to hear her in quite a few low-budget musicals she sang in at other studios, you will recognize her immediately. She did not have to change her voice much to be a great match for Ann Sheridan and this is why she was chosen. Personally, as much as I love Ann Sheridan, i think she sounded much better with a professional singing voice.

A lot of well-known actors and actresses sang in scores of films but were dubbed just once or twice - that is not unusual at all. The same happened to Dorothy Lamour, Carole Landis, Shirley Temple and Patricia Morison (of KISS ME KATE fame) among others. So this is not even a factor.

(But it is true that Lynn Martin NEVER dubbed Rita Hayworth at any point.)


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