Reaching for the Moon

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Released 1931

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Reaching for the Moon

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Director:
Edmund Goulding
Released:
1931
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Reaching for the Moon is a 1930 romantic comedy musical directed by Edmund Goulding. The film is known for its excellent use of art deco set design. The film follows a socially awkward wall street businessman named Larry Day (played by the legendary early screen actor Douglas Fairbanks) as he tries to improve his romantic skills. He gets love advice from his helpful valet (played by Edward Everett Horton). Larry Day decides to follow the beautiful aviator Vivian Benton (played by Bebe Daniels) as she goes on a cruise on a luxurious ocean liner. On the ocean liner some cocktails laced with a certain love potion begin to work their magic on Larry and Vivian. The film originally had many musical numbers in it. However many were cut out and now only one remains in the middle of the film. This performance features the first film appearance of a then unknown Bing Crosby.
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