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Title:Reaching For The Moon

Date: 1930
Type: Romantic comedy / Drama
Rating: 4 Stars 4/5
Colour: Yes
Director: Edmund Goulding
Producer: Joseph M Schenck

Just before the Wall Street crash a wealthy business man (Douglas Fairbanks) falls for a beautiful aviator (Bebe Daniels) with the help of his valet (Edward Everett Horton) whilst crossing the Atlantic on a ship. This is a wonderful early talkie with some great Art Decco sets and costumes. Douglas Fairbanks shows off his athletic prowess in one of his few sound films and has good chemistry with Bebe Daniels as the feisty aviator who also sings a song with Bing Crosby. However the highlight of the film s the performance of Edward Everett Horton as the valet, who has the best comic lines.


Douglas FairbanksDouglas Fairbanks
Bebe DanielsBebe Daniels
Edward Everett HortonEdward Everett Horton
Claud AllisterClaud Allister
Jack MulhallJack Mulhall
June MacCloy
Helen Jerome EddyHelen Jerome Eddy
Bing CrosbyBing Crosby



Reaching For The Moon