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  • It just had a bright and sunny outlook that I enjoyed

    • by Orrymain
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      Sitting on the Moon was a shorter movie release from 1936 which starred Roger Pryor as composer Danny West, Grace Bradley as one time star Polly Blair, William Newell as Mike, and Pert Kelton as Mattie.

      Actually, as I watched Sitting on the Moon, I was reminded of films like A Star is Born. That is because


      the story is about a rising star and a declining composer. However, they really are not the same; it is just that there are certain story elements that easily take your mind to other related story plots.

      The West character is a playboy, or perhaps a man who likes to hang around with groupies. He’s very reminiscent in ways of the John Norman Howard character in Streisand’s version of A Star is Born. In the first scene, he’s passed out along with some groupie, arriving home in the morning and having to fake his way through a meeting with producers.

      That is where he meets Polly Blair, who apparently was once on the ...


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      rise but had some kind of temper tantrum and then fell on hard times. These two connect, however, and fall in love. From there, it’s a story of ups and downs, especially when that groupie from the limo shows up claiming to be married to West.

      So, Sitting on the Moon has a lot of soap

      opera like romantic moments which also present the dramatic conflicts that we deal with. Ultimately, there is a happy ending and we see that the tales about Blair’s temper tantrum were true.

      Overall, I liked the movie and especially the title song, which was sung a few times. It just had a bright and sunny outlook that I enjoyed.




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