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They appear together in several more films actually, but I suspect you're thinking of Tea for Two. Was their first musical together and in my opinion was the best of these three films.

They're also in The West Point Story and an underrated musical from 1951 called Starlift.
 

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So, someday soon, Peg and I will be having a bit of a Doris Day/Gordon MacRae film festival. I guess they co-starred in a third film?

There were actually three others. They made TEA FOR TWO (a Technicolor version of NO, NO NANETTE) and THE WEST POINT STORY together in 1950 and both appeared in STARLIFT the following year, which I've never seen and I don't BELIEVE they appear in it together (but I could be wrong.) TEA FOR TWO is currently running on HBO Max.
 

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Makes me wonder if Gordon was slated to play WIld Bill in Calamity Jane but maybe became unavailable doing The Desert Song and so Howard Keel was borrowed from MGM. I don't know that, but I've always wondered about it.
 

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Makes me wonder if Gordon was slated to play WIld Bill in Calamity Jane but maybe became unavailable doing The Desert Song and so Howard Keel was borrowed from MGM. I don't know that, but I've always wondered about it.
That's interesting and would make sense. I read that MacRae was supposed to be cast opposite Day in Lucky Me, but for whatever reason Robert Cummings (dubbed) stepped into the role which is a shame as it would have been their last pairing at WB. Lucky Me has always been a guilty pleasure.
 

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That's interesting and would make sense. I read that MacRae was supposed to be cast opposite Day in Lucky Me, but for whatever reason Robert Cummings (dubbed) stepped into the role which is a shame as it would have been their last pairing at WB. Lucky Me has always been a guilty pleasure.
Lucky Me is also a guilty pleasure for me.
 
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I've got On Moonlight Bay pre-ordered. I have the WB DVD of By the Light of the Silvery Moon (another film which has sat unwatched in my collection for years).

So, someday soon, Peg and I will be having a bit of a Doris Day/Gordon MacRae film festival. I guess they co-starred in a third film?
I went ahead and bought By The Light Of The Silvery Moon on DVD so i could watch them both once my Blu-ray of On Moonlight Bay comes. I'm guessing By the Light might not get a blu-ray release for awhile since they didn't go ahead and just release it with On Moonlight bay. I could be wrong though.
 
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I went ahead and bought By The Light Of The Silvery Moon on DVD so i could watch them both once my Blu-ray of On Moonlight Bay comes. I'm guessing By the Light might not get a blu-ray release for awhile since they didn't go ahead and just release it with On Moonlight bay. I could be wrong though.

You have likely just ASSURED a Blu release, Josh, with that purchase. It always seems like that's generally how such things go around here! :laugh:
 

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So, someday soon, Peg and I will be having a bit of a Doris Day/Gordon MacRae film festival. I guess they co-starred in a third film?

The festival began last night when Peg and I watched Tea for Two. And just as I was typing that sentence, the mailman dropped off my envelope containing On Moonlight Bay and ShowBoat. So we will be in Day/MacRae overload soon enough! :D

My thoughts on Tea for Two are HERE.
 

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Yes, to each his own. MMISL is a masterpiece, but On Moonlight Bay has many charms of its own. Love Mary Wickes and Day and MacRae have great chemistry along with two of the best singing voices ever in film. Looking forward to having this in my hands next Tuesday. Great review as always Matt.
Moonlight Bay is a light entry ...worth an upgrade? so many more worthwhile "class films" are waiting in line as those who have any interest ...grow older......Goodby Mr Chips for example ...the musical 1969 roadshow release needs the upgrade ...the DVD sound and picture are ok but would be spectacular upgraded to blu.....reading the positive critics at the time .. gave us a greater appreciation of the O'Toole & Pet Clark's warmth adding a different perspective to the "class" original ...also a "necessary" blu upgrade option... meanwhile we need be content with "Moonlight" and "Dream"....
 

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Moonlight Bay is a light entry ...worth an upgrade? so many more worthwhile "class films" are waiting in line as those who have any interest ...grow older......Goodby Mr Chips for example ...the musical 1969 roadshow release needs the upgrade ...the DVD sound and picture are ok but would be spectacular upgraded to blu.....reading the positive critics at the time .. gave us a greater appreciation of the O'Toole & Pet Clark's warmth adding a different perspective to the "class" original ...also a "necessary" blu upgrade option... meanwhile we need be content with "Moonlight" and "Dream"....

I, for one, am MORE than content with these releases and, quite frankly, have no interest in the musical GOODBYE MR. CHIPS. I'll tell you what, though, if CHIPS ever gets a blu-ray release I won't go out of my way to take a dump on your enthusiasm simply because I don't share it.
 
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Personally risking attack from all sides I wouldn't mind Paint Your Wagon. Those Riddle conducted male choruses which you can't possibly get on stage are wonderful. Seeing a roadshow print on the huge curved screen at the Warner was quite the revelation. But Paramount doesn't seem to treat its musicals very well. For me to pass on Clear Day something is very wrong.
 

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Why on earth would anyone want to compare Goodbye Mr Chips to On Moonlight Bay? Different kettles of fish entirely. My 'On Moonlight Bay' is in transit right now and we can hardly wait its arrival. 'Goodbye Mr Chips' will never feature in our household~
 

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