If it weren't for the presence of some musical standards and the standout job by young Billy Gray as the incorrigible kid brother, ON MOONLIGHT BAY would have sunk without a trace. Adapted from Booth Tarkington's "Penrod" stories and his Alice Adams
, the Warner Bros. production suffuses its
folksy story in nostalgia but never completely warms the hearts it aims for. Set in a tiny Indiana town around 1917, the film centers on tomboyish Marjorie Winfield (Doris Day), a lively miss in her late teens (hah!) who meets and falls for college boy William Sherman (Gordon MacRae). Marjorie's
banker father (Leon Ames) doesn't like William, and the collegian doesn't thi...