By the Light of the Silvery Moon

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

By David Butler

  • Genre: Musicals
  • Release Date: 2007-01-01
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Director: David Butler
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 2.99


Doris Day and Gordon MacRae star in an old fashioned musical salute to the small town American family. Inspired by the stories of Booth Tarkington ("The Magnificent Ambersons," "Alice Adams") and set at the end of WWI, it captures the travails of a returning soldier and his fiancee as family complications delay their inevitable wedding. Prequel to "On Moonlight Bay."


  • Fabulous Sequel!

    By Lehnhce
    This sequel is the rare instance where the formula that made the first, On Moonlight Bay, makes this fabulous too! These are some of my favorite films of all time.
  • Brings back sweet memories

    By Jetlag247
    When my wife and I were first married, we lived in London. We spent our first holiday season there just the two of us - the whole city was closed for days, and we didn't know many people, so we just stayed home, cooked, and watched old movies on television. In those days, there were only three channels! It was a wonderful, romantic time and we felt like we were in our own cozy little world. My wife's favorite movie was this sweet, funny, old-fashioned story about a romance in a small town, in which the couple went skating on an idyllic wintry lake called Miller's Pond. We could never remember the name of the movie, but for years we referred to it as "Miller's Pond". The topic always seemed to come up during the holidays, when watching another favorite, "It's a Wonderful Life". Millers pond became our catchphrase for the kind of utopian paradise in which, "nice things happened to nice people". My wife has often remarked wistfully, "dont you wish life could be like Miller's Pond?" Soppy, I know, but unfortunately, that kind of pleasant, nostalgic, cinematic comfort food is too often absent in more modern films. Anyway, 24 years later, it's that time of year again, and so, after a little googling on my iPad, I find, to my delight, not just the title to our 'Miller's Pond', but that it's available on ITunes!! What a lovely Hannukah present for my wife....Thank you!! And by the way, honey, our 24 years together HAVE been like life on Miller's Pond. Happy Hannukah, I love you....
  • AMAZING❕😍💗

    By Chelsea@Arkansas
    I am 19 years old and this is my favorite movie of all time. It is better than any new movie out there for sure!! I watched this growing up and to this day I believe it is just the best film of all time!! I love it does not describe it!!!
  • Old Fashioned Feel Good Movie! Wonderul Sequal.

    By Balloon Mom
    This movie is actually the sequal to "ON MOONLIGHT BAY" which unfortunately I have not seen on ITunes yet. This film is a warm feel good movie with great old songs and squeaky clean. You could not ask for a better family film.
  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon

    By CC24@7
    This is a lovely old musical that I watched many times growing up. What a surprise to find it available here. Many great old tunes and a sweet ending. Nice for a rainy Sunday afternoon movie.