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Shine On, Harvest Moon Reviews

A film adaptation of the the life of Broadway vaudevillian Nora Bayes, played by Sheridan, who becomes business partner and eventually marriage partner to Jack Norworth (Morgan). The story veers a bit far from actual fact, but things had to be spiced up a bit to make the story entertaining. Most of the action takes place backstage, occurring between 1905 and 1910. The most memorable routine is a comedy bit called "So Dumb but So Beautiful" (M.K. Jerome, Kim Gannon). The last 10 minutes served as a sort of grand finale, with chorus girls and the whole shot. In the sequence, filmed in color, Sheridan and Morgan perform the title song (Jack Norworth, Nora Bayes). Other songs include "When It's Apple Blosson Time in Normandy" (Harry Gifford, Huntley Trevor, Tom Mellor), "What's the Matter with Father?" (Harry Williams, Egbert Van Alstyne), "Pretty Baby" (Gus Kahn, Tony Jackson), "Time Waits for No One" (Cliff Friend, Charles Tobias), "I Go for You" (Jerome, Gannon), "Every Little Movement Has a Meaning of Its Own" (Otto Harbach, Karl Hoschna), "Just Like a Gypsy" (Seymour B. Simons, Bayes), "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" (Norworth, Albert von Tilzer), and "Along with the Breeze" (Haven Gillespie, Simons, Richard A. Whiting).